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    Arts: Jean-Luc Godard
    December 10, 1958 | Godard on Godard (p. 103-104)

    On the CinemaScope screen of the Olympia at Tours, [it] seemed to me an Olympian film, of matchess gravity. . . . A film like this discourages interpretation. It makes a formidable impression (in the Latin sense of the word). Its slowness is merely apparent, like the helix turning at a thousand revolutions a minute. Each shot of Le Chant du Styrène, Alain Resnais's fantastic farewell to the short film, has the cadence of a Bossuet sentence. To speak ill of it is a crime of lese-majesty.

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