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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 effect, and change peoples perspective of life, for better or for worse.
It's those boundaries throughout time which many have suffered under. And It's those boundaries that others have persisted their way through, and how their 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 the time passes and the idea becomes possible, and the possibility means money, and money means power; and so the idea becomes a reality.
Through all of the worlds changes there is one thing that keeps it from collapsing to the ground: that one thing is art. Art acts as braces for mans foundations. Without it there is nothing, as without it the world is a dark nightmare that each individual must attempt to wade through. Art is the one thing that people can look at and remember how someone put them self into there creation so that it would act as an artistic reminder, and an influence on others to continue bracing the world of tomorrow.
The trial of Joan of Arc is a tragic, yet important reminder for future generations to be aware of there rulers.
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 ultimately leading to the ruin of itself.