GODARD’S “SOCIALISM” AND THE SHIPWRECKED COSTA CONCORDIA
As Xan Brooks notes in The Guardian, the shipwrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia played an eerie starring role in Jean-Luc Godard’s Socialism. He writes:
Anyone who sat through Film Socialisme may have suspected that the Costa Concordia was heading for trouble. The cruise liner was the setting for the first “movement” of Jean-Luc Godard’s ambitious, infuriating 2010 picture, serving as a self-conscious metaphor for western capital ploughing through choppy waters. In Godard’s film, the Concordia plays the role of a decadent limbo where the tourists drift listlessly amid the ritzy interiors. The passengers include a UN official and an elderly war criminal. The onboard entertainment comes courtesy of an unsmiling Patti Smith.
(Hat tip: Dangerous Minds.)