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Movie reviews: ELOGE DE L'AMOUR (PG).

IN the history of cinema, French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard is a giant.

Films such as Breathless and Weekend were among the most important and influential of their time. When the Eighties' dawned, Godard virtually fell off the movie radar. But his latest caused a blip when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Some critics named it their film of the year. Others called the reclusive Godard a bitter old man who moans about how Hollywood has swamped film culture.

The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. It's a slow, brooding film - an excuse for Godard to muse about history and art, then get on his anti-American high horse.

At times impenetrable, at times beautiful, it's more like a newspaper opinion column. It's not Amelie, that's for sure.
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Title Annotation:ENTERTAINMENT
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Dec 7, 2001
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