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Traditions of yesterday, traditions of today, and traditions of tomorrow. Things that have happened, and things that may happen. Things that were thought of, then another time made. They're the expressions of time.
It's how the times change due to certain individuals and events, and how they effect and change peoples lives.
It's the differences between individual and cultural beliefs; and the clashes and effects of which, and where they lead.
It's how movements begin and end, and how these movements change peoples perspective of life.
It's the boundaries throughout time which many have suffered under, and the boundaries that others have persisted their way through, and how that persistence progresses. It's the way's of life that were, the way's of life that are and the way's of life that may come. They're those things once thought to be impossible, yet are now a reality. They're those things thought to be impossible, yet may be a reality of tomorrow.
There would have been a time where such a thing would have been castaway due to it's unnaturalness. But time passes and the idea becomes possible, and the possibility means money and money means power; and so the idea becomes a reality.
Though this film is set after the incident of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it's dealing with the lasting effect it had on the peoples lives. It's sickening how so many people are soon to forget an incident that changed the world forever.
Godard brilliantly slaps you in the face with the idea that the consumer society is like a never ending car wreck where your basically eaten away.
That's the world we became, and that's the world we've moved further within. An excellent portrait of man's goal to conquer nature which in turn is leading to ruin.