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Jean-Luc Godard

Director

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ”

 

Biography

The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.

Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more

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Kenji

24Feb14

List: https://mubi.com/lists/essential-godard--2

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autaar

22Dec13

Dans le noir du temps – Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland, 2002

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JEFFTHEKILLER

4Nov13

“A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. ” - Jean-Luc Godard

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lizarewind

12Sep13

"L'histoire du cinéma c'est l'histoire des yeux qu'on a fermé" JLG mais je ne connais pas la référence, si vous l'avez...

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Godard making a film in 3D

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FAVORITE JEAN-LUC GODARD FILM

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Godard fans are like abused wives... and I'm one of them

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If You Met Godard, Would He Approve of Your Taste in Films?

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how do you pronounce "Godard" ?

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First Godard?

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What pisses me off about Godard

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Journal devotes issue to JLG

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