“The Right of the Author? An Author Has Only Duties"
Jean-Luc Godard nterviewed by Jean-Marc Lalanne:
good interview. I liked what he said about Alain Badiou. This and the other interview on this site (the one with the sad story about Tati) make it sound as tho he is sort of giving up
I almost don’t want to read any of these Godard interviews. It kind of irritates me that he is really harping on the end of cinema or that the cinema never existed thing…again. Has Godard seen any Pedro Costa, Weerasethakul, Tsai, and many others who are definitely doing things just as significant as what he was doing? There is still a fight and I’m glad cinema is no longer just about women or a small group of people, as he remarked in one of the interviews.
The guy is still an anarchist at heart – still blaming America for stuff:
GODARD: So that there would be one good American. Someone who embodies something other than imperialism.
I want to ask him: were the French ever Imperialists?
If there are any good French people, would he be so kind as to name them.
Thanks for posting that Sean, Godard is always a good read.
However, I believe Godard is not adressing Americans as they were then, but Americans as they are now.
Hard to look at events in this country over the past nine years* and not feel a lacerating anger. Our own brand of holy war and corporate theft. What’s an anarchist to do?
*If one is historically challenged, nine years should be enough.