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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 15:05:53 EST
From: MikePresti <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: godard quote
In a message dated 4/4/1998 13:18:24, [log in to unmask] wrote:
<<> >Can someone please give me the wording, the source, and the context of
> >Godard's statement about the children of Marx and Coca cola?
I'm pretty sure it was in "Masculin Feminin", about 1/2 way through...
pops up as Text after recording studio stuff. As far as context, it pretty
much expresses one of the underlying themes of the movie (IMHO): the
strange marriage of activist politics and popular culture... oh, and Love,
of course. >>
Ron, I believe the quote is original to Godard (but I will research this a bit
more), so I'm assuming you want information about its source in his work.
Cendicot is correct, it's _Masculin Feminin_. According to the Grove Press
1969 edition of the screenplay, it follows a dialogue between Robert and
Catherine at the end of Act 13, shot 171, in the following form (all of the
titles are centered on the screen):
171a A title:
171b A title:
171c A title:
_A shot rings out_
And Act 13 begins.
(If Grove is correct, and this is not a translation of a convention in French
-- the conjuction implied -- of which I am unaware, there is no "and" between
MARX/COCA COLA, but rather enjambment. Considering the title of the film --
and titles and shot/scene-transitions elsewhere -- this would seem significant
For further information as to context and meaning, I refer you to the film.
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