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The Image Book

he Image Book,” the new film from Jean-Luc Godard, premiered today at Cannes with a sense of momentousness. It felt as though we were getting the Godard Intensive Care bulletin on the state of the world. At the same time, it’s the rare work of his that has the aura of a horror film (it’s suffused with images of violence, intertwining old movies and new atrocities). The two feelings are far from disconnected: “The Image Book” is a Godardian bulletin, and the world that he’s looking at through his color-saturated semiotic channel-surfing kaleidoscope is one that has fallen into horror and is spinning out of control. Or maybe it’s fallen under too much control.

Early on, there’s a chapter title that says “1. Remakes,” as if Godard were about to launch a riff on the corruption of Hollywood (if only!). The shot that follows Dunkirk is a retouched image of a nuclear bomb exploding. That’s a very Godardian black joke: the prospect of an atomic blast as a reboot of history. (It’s also a warning.) Speaking to us on the soundtrack, in a voice that’s now so low and sonorous and croaky with import that he sounds like Charles Aznavour crossed with Gollum, the 87-year-old Godard says, “War is here.” He means that it’s here, and also that it’s coming.

It’s tempting to say that his warning is all about the brutes and fascists (I won’t mention any names), but Godard isn’t about to let any of us off the hook. In Europe, he The Clovehitch Killer says in his scratchy cigar quaver, the actions of citizens can’t be separated from the actions of their government; they’re all one. That’s a truth that too many — especially on the left — now try to hide from, but Godard doesn’t like to point fingers unless he’s pointing the finger at everyone.

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The Image Book
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