Go in order. There may be no director out there you’ll benefit more from watching in order than Godard.
Leeches:“Seems to be french women and marxism. But i am guessing there is much more than that ;D”
there is a lot more than that. the first Godard film i saw was SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL because i love early Stones thru about 76’. either way, i probably wouldn’t suggest this film as a first impression of Godard but when you digest some other works- like BAND OF OUTSIDERS and THE WEEKEND- then try to choke down the very political, very surreal and at times absurd docu-film, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
I’m pretty sure that the first Godard I saw was either Bande à part or Le petit soldat, but it might have been Une femme mariée. I’m going to agree with most, and tell you that the best way to get to know Godard is to start from the very beginning and go from there. To be quite honest, his more recent films are more inaccessible and experimental than his earlier ones. Also, if it has Anna Karina in it, you can’t go wrong. I suggest A bout de souffle, Une femme est une femme, or Bande à part first. Read up on each, and see which plot interests you. Some might disagree with me, but I think Alphaville is a great place to start too. Either way, I think you’ll love his films if you come in with the rind mindset and an amount of patience.
though histoire[s] du cinema might represent the obscurantist peak of late modernist godard ,the dissociative series of images is a true reflection of the way we both remember and analyze film.the Marxist analysis we associate with middle period godard is also nicely subsumed into the whole.
Never seen that trailer before. Really funny.
It’s the trailer for the 50th anniversary restoration.
*right, not “rind”
Alphaville is the best place, b/c scifi angle.
A Woman is a Woman, I loved it! I’m watching Band of Outsiders today