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This charming fancifulness and delicacy of feeling is apparently the great contribution of the Britons to English literature; from it may perhaps be descended the fairy scenes of Shakspere and possibly to some extent the lyrical music of Tennyson.
Also like Marker one expects the idiosyncratic sensibility of a personal statement, and while Marker had his cats, Adieu au langage introduces Roxy Mieville, a dog (who shares the name of Godard's long-time partner Anne -Marie Mieville) and also the film's star and lead protagonist whose presence is more than just fancifulness.
The truth is he did a great deal to stabilise our national team, underpinning it with a much-needed rod of pragmaticism, following the airy-fairy fancifulness of the George Burley disaster.