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Anti-Semites I Really Like: Jean-Luc Godard

The Forward recently asked the question, “Are they giving an Oscar to an Anti-Semite?” talking about the honorary award being given to French filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard. The answer would probably be “Yeah, it seems that way,” as Godard has been … Read More

By / October 20, 2010

The Forward recently asked the question, “Are they giving an Oscar to an Anti-Semite?” talking about the honorary award being given to French filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard.

The answer would probably be “Yeah, it seems that way,” as Godard has been known to make more than a few derogatory remarks towards the Jews in the past. And frankly, that sucks.

Even taking that into consideration, I still really love his films, and will continue to name-drop them when I want to sound cultured and smart.  Just to clear my conscience, I will simply follow up my praise of his wacky atack on the bourgeois in Week End, or my failed imitations of the dance scene in Bande à part (Band of Outsiders, you heathen) with a proclamation that “Godard hates the Jews!” and promptly change the conversation.

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