Tout Va Bien Blu-Ray + DVD

Tout Va Bien Blu-Ray + DVD
"If you use stars, people will give you money." And so Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin went to work on what would be their first commercial narrative feature since coming together to form the radical Groupe Dziga Vertov filmmaking collective in the aftermath of May '68. Enter Yves Montand and Jane Fonda as the stars, the latter of whose public support for the militant cause could serve as mutually beneficial for her own revolutionary credentials and for the publicity of Godard and Gorin's film itself. Tout va bien (Everything's Going Fine) places Fonda and Montand in the roles of She and He, that is, a modern couple representative of the middle-class global bourgeoisie circa 1972. She's a radio journalist at the French bureau of the American Broadcasting System; he's an advertisement director who before '68's social upheavals served as a Nouvelle Vague screenwriter. Through Fonda's and Montand's star-personas, Godard and Gorin investigate 'how the sausage is made', both metaphorically (movie financing) and literally (industrial food processing) - in the process questioning what it means to be involved or 'engaged' socially, politically, and romantically. Taking a cue from the tricolour of the French flag, Godard and Gorin adopt the language of Frank Tashlin to discover whether or not, four years on, May '68's revolutionary spirit has not already been perverted into a living pop-art Looney Tunes, with society having finally transformed into a playground of consumption and commodity. In its bravura scenes of a factory cross-sectioned like a dollhouse (a nod to Tashlin-protege Jerry Lewis's film The Ladies Man) and an oscillating supermarket tracking-shot (one of many quotations of Godard's '60s work, including Weekend, La chinoise, Le mepris, and A bout de souffle), Tout va bien remains a vital film of the 1970s - and for a world gone out-of-control.

Special Features
High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) And Standard Definition Dvd Presentations, Original Mono 1.0 Audio, Optional English Subtitles, Letter To Jane: An Investigation About A Still (1972), Godard And Gorin's 55-Minute Film Analysing The Infamous Photo Of Jane Fonda Meeting With The North Vietnamese Published Shortly After The Release Of Tout Va Bien, An 18-Minute Interview With Godard Filmed In 1972 Excerpted From The Documentary La Politique Et Le Bonheur: Georges Kiejman Directed By Patrick Camus, A 27-Minute Video Interview With Jean-Pierre Gorin Filmed In 2004 About His Work In Cinema, Original Trailer For Tout Va Bien Created By Godard And Gorin, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Alternate Artwork
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.66:1
AudioFrench Mono 1.0
BBFC18
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastYves Montand,Jane Fonda,Vittorio Caprioli
ColourColour
DirectorJean-Luc Godard,Jean-Pierre Gorin
Discs2
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
IFCONone
LanguageFrench
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionDVD 2
Released2017-08-28
Run Time96
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1972

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