IMDb bio of Eric Rohmer & Song Lyrics of Marit Larsen (Notes to Self)

Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Eric Rohmer’s “Je ne sais quoi.” Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur’s unwillingness to conform, some have argued convincingly that, in truth, he has remained more faithful to the original ideals of the movement than have his peers. Additionally, plot is not his foremost concern. It is the thoughts and emotions of his characters that are essential to Rohmer, and, just as one’s own states of being are hard to define, so is the internal life of his art. Thus, rather than speaking of it in specific terms, fans often use such modifiers as “subtle,” “witty,” “delicious” and “enigmatic.” In an interview with Dennis Hopper, Quentin Tarantino echoed what nearly every aficionado has uttered: “You have to see one of [his movies], and if you kind of like that one, then you should see his other ones, but you need to see one to see if you like it.”

“Faith & Science”

At first you don’t even noticed
The second still on this turn
Then suddenly out of nowhere
A crash and the unversed
They echoes of faith and science
Are battling for your tries
Are trying to pray for silence
Arguing what comes first

Do you hold your breath and make up your mind
Then you’re calculating space and time
Or is it just a feeling when you know
Which is gonna land on final blow
It’s a fight with faith and science

Or move that’s clear unnoticed
Or word that moves all doubt
Of passion, truth, and blindness
A theory that works it out

I can’t forget about him
I can’t forget about him, mmmm

Do you hold your breath and make up your mind
Then you’re calculating space and time
Or is it just a feeling when you know
Which is gonna land on final blow
It’s a fight with faith and science
Faith and science

Do you hold your breath and make up your mind
Can you calculate in space and time
Or is it just a feeling when you know

Do you hold your breath and make up your mind
Can you calculate in space and time
Or is it just a feeling when you know
Which is gonna land on final blow
Ohh, it’s a fight with faith and science

Ohh, it’s a fight with faith and science

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