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    Mass culture is the subject of both celebration and critique in our latest Short + Feature, premiering today on the Criterion Channel. This week’s program highlights two French films that satirize the ubiquity of consumerism: Jean Luc Godard’s inventively free-form masterpiece Masculin féminin (1966), whose intertitles famously include a tongue-in-cheek reference to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” and graphics and animation collective H5’s Logorama (2009), an Oscar-winning animated short that depicts a cityscape assembled out of thousands of corporate logos. In the following video, Channel programmer Penelope Bartlett introduces the pairing and discusses each film’s playful send-up of American capitalism.

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  • By eleven
    January 10, 2017
    06:18 PM

    I love a good pairing of a movie with a short; this one is particularly inspired.
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  • By Dean Estes
    January 11, 2017
    12:33 AM

    Logorama is wickedly wonderful. Ronald McDonald as a psychopath on a murderous rampage ... maybe it shouldn't be funny but I laugh out loud on every viewing. Dear Criterion staff, forgive me if you hear this all the time, but an upgrade of "Masculin Féminin" to Blu-Ray would be a joy. :-)
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