Wednesday, November 23, 2011

C'est combien?

A cinematic glance at the fictionalized female sex-body and the male war-body, as seen in these side-by-side scenes from Godard’s Vivre sa vie and Denis’ Beau travail.  Please see my post, “Féminin masculin,”     from last year for clarification on the ideas that I am exploring in response to Godard's consistent emphasis on capitalism and labor as applied to the female body in prostitution (as opposed to the male body on duty/in combat).  Essentially, I am continuing to explore the similarities and disparities between trades and societal mores when applied to these gendered bodies-in-action (and in-payment). 


  1. Wow Courtney, this video is great!

  2. Thank you, Ben! I'm working on a larger project about this topic...and I'm excited about it!