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Rigour And Play: Laurie Anderson's Favourite Films
Mat Colegate , January 22nd, 2016 09:27

On a recent visit to London the performance artist, director and musician took time out to talk about her 13 favourite films with Mat Colegate


Goodbye To Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)

I love it because I'd just finished my film and I saw this and was like: “Wow, there's another film about a dog with language in it”. I couldn't get on with it being in 3D though. I wish I could have taken the glasses off because they were really in my way and I wasn't that astounded by it, although it was an interesting thing to do in a film about the subject. But I thought that the language already seemed like another dimension. I especially love the things that Peter Sellers did with Godard as well. As an artist I really appreciate his intellectual approach, and yet at the same time he's an amazing film maker. He could just get very illustrational and technically philosophical in his work but he doesn't do that. He has a great sense of humour and allows the images to take off and take over. Especially in this film. I'm a sucker for that combination of rigour and playfulness.