Holy Motors

Holy Motors ★★★½

"Weird! Weird!! So weird!!"
#17 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of 2012
#94 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Thesis - The movie is an ode to the human body as the most cinematic of objects.

1. The old video that starts the film.
2. The scene trumpeting the humans performing mo cap over the final product itself.
3. An array of physically showy performances - ogre, beggar, killer, musician, singer, grumpy father.

The "Holy Motors" of the title and conclusion, then, is a metaphor for the engine that makes cinema hum - the human body. Carax asks that in our rush to the next cinematic object, we not fall out of love with the original cinematic object.

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