Film Socialisme: The positive review

While the dialogue reveals how the characters have forgotten tradition, the images are vibrant and harmonious, evoking the classical ideal of transcendent beauty that connects ancient Greek philosophy to Renaissance painting to 19th-century Romantic poetry. That Godard is capable of finding this beauty in unexpected places suggests that those traditions are still with us; we just have to look for them in new places. Why would so many people watch a YouTube video of kittens if not for its beauty?

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