Jean Luc Godard s Political Filmmaking

This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard’s films from the 1960s to the present.

Jean Luc Godard   s Political Filmmaking

Author: Irmgard Emmelhainz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319720953

Page: 327

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This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard’s films from the 1960s to the present. The author seeks to dispel the myth that Godard’s work abandoned political questions after the 1970s and was limited to merely formal ones. The book includes a discussion of militant filmmaking and Godard’s little-known films from the Dziga Vertov Group period, which were made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin. The chapters present a thorough account of Godard’s investigations on the issue of aesthetic-political representation, including his controversial juxtaposition of the Shoah and the Nakba. Emmelhainz argues that the French director’s oeuvre highlights contradictions between aesthetics and politics in a quest for a dialectical image. By positing all of Godard’s work as experiments in dialectical materialist filmmaking, from Le Petit soldat (1963) to Adieu au langage (2014), the author brings attention to Godard’s ongoing inquiry on the role filmmakers can have in progressive political engagement.

Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema

Defying criticism of Godard’s alleged retreat from politics, this book provides compelling, detailed, and erudite analyses of his later films and illuminates the auteur’s political and aesthetic response to the so-called ‘death of ...

Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema

Author: Daniel Morgan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520273311

Page: 309

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“Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema is an exhilarating and extremely lucid analysis of the way Godard ‘thinks’ in, of, and through cinema. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of French culture, politics and theory, Morgan skillfully illustrates the complex relations between history, aesthetics, and nature in the director’s later works. Defying criticism of Godard’s alleged retreat from politics, this book provides compelling, detailed, and erudite analyses of his later films and illuminates the auteur’s political and aesthetic response to the so-called ‘death of cinema.’”— Mary Ann Doane, author of The Emergence of Cinematic Time: Modernity, Contingency, the Archive. “Daniel Morgan charts a sensible route into the impenetrable Jean-Luc Godard. Posing clear yet insistent questions, he burrows to the center of both parts of this book’s formidable title, finding in late Godard an aesthetic fusion that generates the light and heat of a trenchant and powerful political critique. Anyone who feels drawn or licensed to write about Godard should read Morgan before setting out.”—Dudley Andrew, author of What Cinema Is! “Daniel Morgan's Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema signals a major breakthrough in the international study of the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard. Reconciling the filmmaker's peculiarly Romantic sense of aesthetics —to which the book pays scrupulous, material attention—with the thorny political histories that Godard's cinema has always probed, Morgan gives us new, compelling, synthetic tools with which to understand an artist who is at once the most cryptic and the most sensuous of all living filmmakers.”—Adrian Martin, Monash University, co-editor of lolajournal.com

Everything Is Cinema

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events ...

Everything Is Cinema

Author: Richard Brody

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429924314

Page: 720

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A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

Sterritt's work explains the importance of Godard's films in modernist and postmodernist art.

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

Author: David Sterritt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589710

Page: 297

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Sterritt's work explains the importance of Godard's films in modernist and postmodernist art.

Jean Luc Godard s Pierrot Le Fou

This volume brings together essays by five prominent scholars of French film. They approach Pierrot le fou from the perspectives of image-and-word-play, aesthetics and politics, history, and high- and popular culture.

Jean Luc Godard s Pierrot Le Fou

Author: David Wills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574891

Page: 191

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Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou (1965), made at the height of the French New Wave, remains a milestone in French cinema. More accessible than his later films, it represents the diverse facets of Godard's concerns and themes: a bittersweet analysis of male-female relations; an interrogation of the image; personal and international politics; the existential dilemmas of consumer society. This volume brings together essays by five prominent scholars of French film. They approach Pierrot le fou from the perspectives of image-and-word-play, aesthetics and politics, history, and high- and popular culture. A full filmography and a selection of reviews are included.

Jean Luc Godard

Morrey offers a new interpretation of one of the most innovative directors in the history of cinema, covering the whole of Godard's career from the French New Wave to the more recent triumphs of 'Histoire(s) du cinema' and 'Eloge de l'amour ...

Jean Luc Godard

Author: Douglas Morrey

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067594

Page: 271

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Morrey offers a new interpretation of one of the most innovative directors in the history of cinema, covering the whole of Godard's career from the French New Wave to the more recent triumphs of 'Histoire(s) du cinema' and 'Eloge de l'amour'.

Cin ma Militant

While this book spans the broad history of this uncharted tradition, it particularly focuses on these lesser-known figures and works and the films of Cinélutte, Les groupes medvedkine, Atelier de recherche cinématographique, Cinéthique, ...

Cin  ma Militant

Author: Paul Douglas Grant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231851014

Page: 224

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This history covers the filmmaking tradition often referred to as cinéma militant, which emerged in France during the events of May 1968 and flourished for a decade. While some films produced were created by established filmmakers, including Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, and William Klein, others were helmed by left-wing filmmakers working in the extreme margins of French cinema. This latter group gave voice to underrepresented populations, such as undocumented immigrants (sans papiers), entry-level factory workers (ouvriers spécialisés), highly intellectual Marxist-Leninist collectives, and militant special interest groups. While this book spans the broad history of this uncharted tradition, it particularly focuses on these lesser-known figures and works and the films of Cinélutte, Les groupes medvedkine, Atelier de recherche cinématographique, Cinéthique, and the influential Marxist filmmaker Jean-Pierre Thorn. Each represent a certain tendency of this movement in French film history, offering an invaluable account of a tradition that also sought to share untold histories.

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

In this book, Wheeler Winston Dixon offers an overview of all of Godard's work as a filmmaker, including his work for television and his ethnographic work in Africa.

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791432853

Page: 290

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In this book, Wheeler Winston Dixon offers an overview of all of Godard's work as a filmmaker, including his work for television and his ethnographic work in Africa. Free from the jargon and value judgments that have marred much of what has been written about Godard, this is the only book that covers the entirety of Godard's career.

Un American Psycho

This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not ...

Un American Psycho

Author: Chris Dumas

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505544

Page: 240

View: 377

This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not only about what and how De Palma's films mean in the cultural and scholarly imaginary, but about the causal relationship of politics to taste (in this sense it's a much needed updating of Bourdieu's work) and about a certain un-ease at the heart of film studies itself. Further, this book claims to provide an authoritative, onestop guide to the basic facts abo.

Filmfacts

French Title Translation : VLADIMIR ET ROSA , A JEAN - LUC GODARD FILM . ...
JULIETTE BERTO Militant CLAUDE NEDAR Jean - Pierre Gorin ) , discuss the
problems of political filmmaking , including the difficulty of dramatizing the ...

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The Films of Jean Luc Godard

Charles Barr, Jean Luc Godard ... 9 ) Torture is a normal part of the political
underworld's activities . ... 11 ) Paula herself is an almost schizophrenic product
of the film's twin dedication to Sam ( Fuller ) and Nick ( Ray ) : left wing in
convictions ...

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

Author: Charles Barr

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Page: 192

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Jean Luc Godard

( Later , Godard , in one of his favorite dipoles of cinema , was to posit “ the
Eisenstein cinema ” against the “ Jean Rouch ” cinema ” ) ( G , 180 ) .
Considering he was only nineteen and one - half when he wrote “ Toward a
Political Cinema , ” we ...

Jean Luc Godard

Author: John Francis Kreidl

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

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Page: 273

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The Cinema Book

Many newlypoliticised film-makers formed small independent groups dedicated
to collective working methods, skill-sharing and to producing films for a small and
specific political audience. Jean-Luc Godard joined with other young Maoists to ...

The Cinema Book

Author: Pam Cook

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN:

Page: 377

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Traces the history of the film industry, examines major movie genres, and discusses important films, directors, and film theories

Godard

This book provides an account of Godard's politic activities of the 60's until 80's and analyses how his politics affect his cinema with the addition of Laura Mulvey's in depth account of the feminist aspect of Godard's cinema.

Godard

Author: Colin MacCabe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780333290743

Page: 175

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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Criticism Idelogy

... practice was later continued in Jean Rouch's cinéma verité ( the French term
deriving from Vertov's kino - pravda ) and Jean - Luc Godard's experiments in
collective political filmmaking with the Dziga Vertov Group in the early 1970s .

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film  Criticism   Idelogy

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 9780028657936

Page: 4

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.

A Short History of the Movies

Here Truffaut made two points about his own apolitical films — in response to the
activism of his colleague and contemporary , Jean - Luc Godard , who took quite
the opposite path . First , the genuine political effects of art are frequently ...

A Short History of the Movies

Author: Gerald Mast

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Page: 738

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B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

Film Study

JEAN - LUC GODARD : A GUIDE TO REFERENCES AND RESOURCES . ... Part
Two , " Critical Survey of Ouevre , " tests the author ' s objectivity in discussing the
political filmmaker ' s " major conflict seen throughout his work : he must stand ...

Film Study

Author: Frank Manchel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 2847

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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume three draws on the history of film.

Media Review Digest

Godard and Gorin ' s Left Politics , 1967 - 72 . " JumpCut n28 , 1983 . p51 - 58 .
Lesage , J . French filmmaker Jean - Luc Godard ' s political development is
followed from 1967 to 1972 in this extensive article , which focuses on his
creative ...

Media Review Digest

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