Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom)
Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom) (1969)

This experimental minimalist drama by Jean-Luc Godard is a totally plotless exploration of film language. The setting is a darkened soundstage with only a single light to illuminate two actors who discuss philosophy. The philosophy reflects… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Profuse and dizzying with discourse, abstruse analysis, and word association, Le Gai Savoir posits that all communication is suspect, that the spoken word is "the enemy."

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Fernando F. Croce

Astoundingly sustained 92-minute fusillade-montage

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Jim Hunter
Hey, Godard: Samuel Beckett wants his ideas back. But whereas Beckett can sustain a existential point over the course of a two-hour drama by focusing on… More