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Like He’s Coming Right at You: Godard Shoots in 3D

Jean-Luc Godard, the brilliant, nutty filmmaker who helped establish the French New Wave in the 1960s, has announced that he’s beginning production on a new film. A 3D film.
Goodbye to Language will tell the story of “a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks,” says Godard. While that plot synopsis is quintessentially Godard (goofy in a sweet way, sweet in a goofy way), many are stunned by his experimenting with 3D technology. But the octogenarian director is joining the ranks of other pillars of cinema who have begun to embrace shooting 3D in the past few years, including Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders.
One can only imagine how Godard will take advantage of the technological innovation, though it’s safe to assume we can expect some beautiful women. (Héloise Godet, for example, has signed onto the project.) Godard, whose 2010 Film Socialisme earned mixed reviews, had previously indicated he might be interested in filming in 3D, telling a German reporter a few years ago, “Maybe I’ll even shoot my next film in 3-D. I always like it when new techniques are introduced. Because it doesn’t have any rules yet. And one can do everything.” (Photo: Père Ubu/Flickr)