R.I.P. Jean-Luc Godard

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Well this sucks. We are pretty much out of notable French New Wave directors. Rohmer, Varda, Demy, Rivette, Truffaut, and now Godard is gone. I liked Contempt a lot, and will continue to follow his movies. Perhaps that orchestral song from said movie will play during his funeral. I was surprised that he was still alive a couple of months ago. Same thing I feel with saxophonist Sonny Rollins who I hope stays on this planet for a couple more years.



Assisted suicide? Godard? The world is coming to an end for sure.
Wasnít he like 91? I think itís great that he got to choose the way his life ended. He may have been enduring a lot of pain for all we know.
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Wasnít he like 91? I think itís great that he got to choose the way his life ended. He may have been enduring a lot of pain for all we know.
I didnít mean it in a judgmental way at all. When I was unwell I considered suicide (albeit unassisted). I just meant that itís very sad.



"Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland in some circumstances."

Yeah, if you have a lot of money.
Iím pretty sure itís just legal? Isnít it about 20k?

This is a very morbid direction to take this, but this made me think that one could be continuing to work/get dividends and ďsaving for suicideĒ the way people have been ďsaving for a babyĒ in recent years. Just a thought. I know I would.



I didnít mean it in a judgmental way at all. When I was unwell I considered suicide (albeit unassisted). I just meant that itís very sad.
Why is it sad? He was 91 & lived a very fulfilling life.

Itís like one of the British rags that said QEIIís death was a ďtragedyĒ.



Why is it sad? He was 91 & lived a very fulfilling life.

Itís like one of the British rags that said QEIIís death was a ďtragedyĒ.
Well, Iím glad I havenít seen one of these yet! I suppose you have a point. Analytically speaking, itís not sad at all. I think I find it sad because Iíve given too much thought over the course of my life to the options around ending oneís life due to ill health. Maybe thatís why. Or maybe it just struck me as sad at the time of posting for some other reason. Ultimately, itís certainly better than continuing to suffer.



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Iím pretty sure itís just legal? Isnít it about 20k?

That's a LOT. And the plane ticket. And then inflation.


If inflation keeps going up, Biden is going to have a sign on his desk that reads:
"The half a buck stops here"



Still can't believe it. Consistently one of the greatest filmmakers ó and in some cases the greatest ó of the decade, for 6 decades in a row.

Haven't been able to bring myself to rewatch any of his work since the news. Worried that would "make it real" and I don't want to feel that yet.