Wednesday, October 13, 2010

2 or 3 things on Consumerism

Commenting on the film, Morrey notes that the one inspiration for Godard was a Le Nouvel Observateur report entitled “The Shooting Stars” about young women whom turn to prostitution in order to maintain their newfound consumerism.  He goes on to offer that prostitution in the film can be seen as a metaphor for the condition of the consumer under an advanced system of capitalism.

Here is a letter (from the DVD booklet)  in response to the article that I think crystallizes the point of view that Morrey is referring to.  I also uploaded a few short clips from the film that speak to this as well.  


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