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“All art tends toward the formal, toward a completeness that must be formal rather than substantive — endings that exhibit grace and design, and only secondarily convince in terms of psychological motives or social forces. (Think of the barely credible but immensely satisfying endings of most of Shakespeare’s plays, particularly the comedies.)”

— Susan Sontag, “Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie”

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