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Criterion Collection: Vivre Sa Vie [DVD] [1962] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0035ECHVI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,712 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A film shot as a series of twelve tableaux, twelve scenes from a life, "Vivre Sa Vie" opens with a Magritte-like take on the back of Anna Karina's head. It's at once magnetic and depersonalising as we observe two people sitting side-by-side in a Parisian café, not communicating. This is the dissolution of a relationship, the passion stirred into the past like cream into coffee. This is also the dissolution of a person, of a character, into a series of structured images.
We move to the record shop where Nana (Anna Karina) works. We see her arguing with the concierge, losing her home. She is interviewed by the police. She walks the streets, embracing her first client in functional, emotionless commerce. She seeks life, she seeks love, she seeks escape, but all the while her world is being shaped by the men in her life. All the while her options are closing down, all the while she is destined to reach the end of the film. She has to take responsibility for her own decisions and actions, yet she is merely an actress at the whim of those who would script and dress and direct her life, her images and self-images contrived and devoid of intrinsic personality.
The film juxtaposes these twelve blocks of Nana's life - we understand a person by following a narrative. Change the order of the narrative and we change our understanding of the individual. Godard deliberately fragments Nana's life, presenting her as an unreality: he breaks away from an artistic tradition of inviting the viewer to suspend disbelief and enter into the story, become absorbed by it. Here, he consciously reminds us that we are watching a piece of cinema, that we are viewing a construction, something unreal, yet something which relies on the naturalistic imagery of the Paris in which it is filmed.
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One of the things that strike you after seeing this wonderful movie is how much the world of cinema has changed since the early 1960's and the French New Wave - and not necessarily changed for the better. The grainy, jumpy, stark and no-nonsense filming and editing tell a story which is touching, tender and tough by turns, and, finally, brutally frank. The approach underlines the drama of the story perfectly.

Likewise the shots of Paris streets, often seen through cafe windows or reflected in the chrome of expresso machines, offer an historical record of a time and place that has changed almost beyond recall.

A great movie.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Thank to BFI for having published this French film Godard especially in two different editions (with intertitles in English but also in French)
Edition comprehensive and superbly performed with three short films by Godard
The Criterion edition is zoned A, this edition allows me to finally see this film in good condition because unfortunately in France is edited unfortunately only big blockbuster US :(

Can we expect the release of "La jetée" (1962) by Chris Marker?

Merci à BFI d'avoir édité ce film français de Godard surtout dans 2 éditions différentes (avec les intertitres en anglais mais aussi en français)
Edition très complète et superbement réalisée avec 3 court métrages de Godard
L'édition Criterion est zoné A, cette édition me permet de voir enfin ce film dans de bonne condition car malheureusement en France on édite que malheureusement que les gros blockbuster US :(

A quand "La jetée" (1962) de Chris Marker ?
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Format: Blu-ray
Godard’s “Vivre Sa Vie” is only available on ‘BLU RAY’ in the States. But therein lies a problem for UK and European buyers…

The US issue is REGION-A LOCKED - so it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK Blu Ray players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't). Don’t confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front – that won’t help.

Until such time as someone on this side of the water gives this 1964 French gem a REGION B and C release – check your BLU RAY player has the capacity to play REGION A – before you buy the pricey Criterion issue…
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The beguiling, bewitching beauty of Godard's images - images of poetic density, images of Parisian boulevards, images of suburban ennui, most of all his lingering, troubled, love-smitten images of his then wife, Anna Karina - is all too often overlooked by his intellectual concern for socio-political themes and his intense formal properties. But this is quintessential 'new wave' Godard: insoucient, insolent, arrogant, at times rather indolent, but the whole amounts to something desperate, yet special, despairing, yet exuberant. It was the beginning of Godard's love affair with the cinema, with politics, with Anna Karina; it was the beginning, too, of his unparalleled contribution to the cinema, to art and culture itself. An extraordinary, exquisite film, an ideal starting point for anyone interested in discovering the world of M. Jean-Luc Godard. Buy it, you damned fools!
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