Herzog on Godard

“Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film.”

Do I have to give back my master’s degree if I say I agree? I hate Godard.

8 Responses to “Herzog on Godard”

  1. Chris
    June 8th, 2005 | 10:08 am

    Funny, I hate Herzog.

  2. Matt
    June 8th, 2005 | 11:01 am

    I like them both. Does that mean I’m going to spontaneously combust or something?

  3. cynthia rockwell
    June 8th, 2005 | 12:38 pm

    ha–i was about to comment that probaby the herzog and godard camps are pretty divided, but you’ve proven me wrong. either that or you ARE going to spontaneously combust.

  4. derek
    June 12th, 2005 | 4:47 pm

    so, the obvious question: why do you hate godard? i can see being infuriated by him, but not by any stretch of the imagination hating him.

  5. mistercelluloid
    June 13th, 2005 | 3:57 pm

    I don’t hate Godard, but he’s very easy to hate during certain films. Weekend, for example — which for many is an extraordinary work of singular, spontaneous genius — is a real Excedrin Headache to sit through. If the honking horns (which to an acolyte like Pauline Kael sounded like something out of Purcell) don’t do you in, then the black guy on the garbage truck will. Remember him? The one sitting there staring into a camera eating a loaf of bread while the voice-over goes on and on interminably about African nationalism? On the memories.

  6. john
    May 21st, 2007 | 12:59 am

    Rather an absurd remark. One wonders exactly why Herzog feels this way when he actually has very much in common with Godard.

  7. May 21st, 2007 | 7:03 am

    what would you say they have in common?

  8. ralch
    August 9th, 2008 | 7:52 pm

    I’d love it if they were both stranded on a desert island… or better, locked inside a room, for a few days.