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Barbie and La Nouvelle Vague (part 1) It is my wonder about what Jean Luc Godard thought about Barbie, if he ever thought about Barbie, which leads me here. Pick out any one of his films as a point of reference and watch for the female protagonist. She has the essence—the je ne sais quoi. [...]
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