El Meurtiachi (suicivilized) wrote,
El Meurtiachi

MOTIVATION SHOWN MORE CLEARLY in Francoise Sagan's "Bonjour Tristesse" or Jean-Luc Godard's "A Bout de Souffle"

1: Narration: 3rd omnipresent privaledged position gives equal view to all motivations, but no inside-the-head signs other than those represented by actions of chars.
ie. admiration + imitation of Humphrey Bogart
1st person narr gives clearer idea of Cecil's motivations,
"I realize that one might find complicated motives for this change in me, one might endow me with spectacular complexes...but I know the true reasons were the heat, Bergson, and Cyril, or at least his absence."

2: but only one-sided view of other's (though it seems to fit) - Elsa's motivation, her father's
"I wanted my father's desire to fester in him, so that in the end he would give himself away"
conflict as well with other desire (actually likes Anne)
stated motivations and conflicts "I want you to love me, but at the same time I don't want you to. I love my freedom also." double-edged as if she had not called cops, she would not have been free (possibly jailed)

3. clear motivations, also
MONEY. SUCCESS (as a journalist)
"At all costs I must take steps to regain my father and our former life. How infinately desireable those two years suddenly appeared to me."

4. unclear; not knowing self, "masks", identity - motivated by finding an identity or finding an identity through motivation?

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