Maybe something terrible will happen
Maybe you'll have a good time.
Actresses talk a poetic language performed as a casual one,
Look like incantations.
I feel like it’s improvised, but the demand to perform remains unclear.
As if playfulness took over life, and that the time they were asked to perform was just a vague souvenir.
That way magic finds its place within, the most blunt, modest, everyday-life visuals (at least for the first part of the movie).
I can understand an unsuspected language.
If I have the power to feel from that « magic improvised language » then I should be able to speak that language, and that there is probably many dialects of this « magic improvised language » yet to discover.
The ‘status’ of the actresses remains unclear. At first I thought that one was a paranoid loony chased by the other that I suspected to be a witch. Then some kind of chassé-croisé happens and I don’t know anymore which one master magic. The one that was chasing (because she was holding an esoteric book) or the other one that later in the movie does classic prestidigitation. At some point they are not (only?) witches anymore but teenagers projecting their fantasy and trying to build a narrative (that narrative is performed by others actors in the movie, including the wonderful Bulle Ogier)
To me the chassé-croisé goes further and the two actresses become the director of the movie at that moment. Because obviously most of the movie is being improvised. This extend the film to its condition of making. I feel like these are the conditions of working that we should pursue. We should aim at experimenting this way, accepting a playful improvisation with our collaborators, even if it is gambling on the final aspect of the work. Kathy Acker stated « you can do whatever you want with my work ». It seems that Rivette way of working could be « you can do whatever you want with my work yet to be made ». I want to work this way.
Céline et Julie vont en bateau
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The acquisition of my tape recorder really finished whatever emotional life I might have had,but I was glad to see it go. Nothing was ever a problem again, because a problem just meant a good tape, and when a problem transforms itself into a good tape it’s not a problem anymore. An interesting problem was an interesting tape. Everybody knew that and performed for the tape. You couldn't tell which problems were real and which problems were exaggerated for the tape. Better, yet the people telling you the problem couldn't decide any more if they were having the problems or if they were just performing.
You know Tony, you are not the only one who feel alone in here, it’s what I like to call our collective solitude. Think about these rave kids dancing all together yet by themselves on the pulsating, highly energized, yet exhaustively durational electronic music known as techno.