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ESSENTIAL GODARD: MORE THAN A LIST

by Kenji
ESSENTIAL GODARD: MORE THAN A LIST by Kenji
LOOK HERE: CLICK “READ MORE” 1. I GODARD LE FOU COOL SMOKING CINEPHILE 2. RE-INVENTOR PICASSO GODARD STRAVINSKY 3. NEW WAVE RIVE DROITE LEFTIST 4. MARX COLA CONSUMERISM PROSTITUTION 5. BEAUTY GIRL GUN GANGSTER L’AMOUR LA MORT 6. DISTANCING BRECHT MONOLOGUES INSERTS NARRATIVE BREAKS 7. PALESTINE (THEY DO NOT EXIST) . ANTI ZIONISM IMPERIALISM VIETNAM VERSUS USA 7B. MAO VERTOV BOURGEOIS RENUNCIATION AUTEURISM COLLECTIVE 8. FILM WIVES KARINA WARM SUN GONE :( WIAZEMSKY UNDERGROUND YEARS MIEVILLE CO-DIRECT 9. IN A WORD EMOTION INTELLECT HEDONISM PRIMARY COLOURS RED 9b.… Read more

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1. I

GODARD

LE

FOU

COOL

SMOKING

CINEPHILE

2. RE-INVENTOR

PICASSO

GODARD

STRAVINSKY

3. NEW

WAVE

RIVE

DROITE

LEFTIST

4. MARX

COLA

CONSUMERISM

PROSTITUTION

5. BEAUTY

GIRL

GUN

GANGSTER

L’AMOUR

LA MORT

6. DISTANCING

BRECHT

MONOLOGUES

INSERTS

NARRATIVE

BREAKS

7. PALESTINE

(THEY

DO

NOT

EXIST)

.

ANTI

ZIONISM

IMPERIALISM

VIETNAM

VERSUS

USA

7B. MAO

VERTOV

BOURGEOIS

RENUNCIATION

AUTEURISM

COLLECTIVE

8. FILM

WIVES

KARINA

WARM

SUN

GONE

:(

WIAZEMSKY

UNDERGROUND

YEARS

MIEVILLE

CO-DIRECT

9. IN

A

WORD

EMOTION

INTELLECT

HEDONISM

PRIMARY

COLOURS

RED

9b. BOOK

READING

PULP

HIGH

CULTURE

LOW

CULTURE

DANCE

MUSIC

PAINTING

TOUT

EST

LE

CINÉ

10. CAHIERS

CINEMATHEQUE

CINEMA

AS

LIFE

AS

CINEMA

MIDDLE

END

BEGINNING

10B. GENRE

DECONSTRUCTION

REASSEMBLAGE

REFERENCE

CLASSIFICATION

11. HAWKS

RAY

RENOIR

ROSSELLINI

FULLER

HITCHCOCK

MIZOGUCHI

LANG

CONTEMPT

VOYAGE

TO

ITALY

11B. SWITZERLAND

PARIS

SEA

CRUISE

COSTA

CONCORDIA

REEL

LIFE

DISASTER

CARS

CRASH

BURNING

MAY

1968

12. MOVING

IMAGE

MOMENTS

TEXT

SLOGANS

JUMP

.

CUTS

LOOOOOONG

TAAAAKES

WEEKEND

CIRCULAR

WEEKEND

13. LOVE

HATE

HOLLYWOOD

DECLINE

14. CINEMA

INTERNATIONAL

LANGUAGE

FRANCOPHONE

V

ANGLOPHONE

15. HISTOIRES

DU

CINÉMA

MANY

NATIONAL

CINEMAS

OVERLOOKED

16. FILM

SOCIALISM

SHARED

HUMANITY

17. SPECTATOR

SUBJECTIVITY

INTERPRETATION

18. WAR

HORRORS

CINEMA

CAN’T

EXPRESS

19. CINEMA

IS

TRUTH

CINEMA

IS

OVER

20. FREE

ASSOCIATION

PLAY

JUXTAPOSE

LLAMA

21.INFLUENCE

ROCHA

BERTOLUCCI

SKOLIMOWSKI

KLUGE

MAKAVEJEV

OSHIMA

HARTLEY

TARANTINO

~~

With Godard’s immersion in cinema, an audience of his films may be aware a donkey in say Film Socialisme is more than a donkey, it is Balthazar, it is his wife Wiazemsky, it is a period of his life with a change of film-making direction away from Bourgeois mainstream

Would we be mad to see cinema reflected in life as much as life in cinema? To think of a film each time we see a tree (Olmi) or a chimney (Ozu), or a meadow (Tarkovsky) or..

~~

My own favourites

Pierrot le Fou
Contempt
Vivre sa Vie
The Old Place
Origins of the 21st Century
Film Socialisme

~

David Thomson on Godard:

“his inescapable dialectic is in terms of cinema and his politics have arisen- disastrously i think- from cinema theory”

“his articles are addressed to himself rather than to readers”

“The very thing his films lack is emotion…..He is the first director, the first great director, who does not seem to be a human being. It was the discovery that he loved Karina more in moving images than in life that may have broken their marriage”

“..this was his need for classification, the unappeasable urge to cross-refer rather than to describe a thing itself. And these references are meaningless.”

“The focus of his films is the distance between camera and actors and between screen and audience”

“the new political awareness was as shy of reality as his liking for American movies had been insecurely rooted”

“..his admirers could not escape the pinched, cynical, and misogynist aura of Godard”

“He is the inaugurator of a new beauty that is the beginning of modern cinema- uncomposed but snapped”

“his is one of the great critical yet poetic minds in the medium”

Ray Durgnat:

“Godard wears dark glasses to hide from the world the fact that he’s in a permanent state of ocular masturbation, rubbing himself off against anything and everything on which his eye alights.”

~

LE

COOL

JEAN

LUCKY

LUC

CARTOON

MISE

EN

SCENE

CINÉ

MA

DALTON

A

GIRL

AND

A

GUN

RAY

ON

DE

LUMIERE

2

ETATS

UNIS

LOVE

HATE

2

HISTOIRES

DE

CINÉMA

LIBERTÉ

EGALITÉ

~
Articles

WIKIPEDIA: JEAN-LUC GODARD

NEW WAVE FILM.COM: JEAN-LUC GODARD

STRICTLY FILM SCHOOL: JEAN-LUC GODARD

JONATHAN ROSENBAUM: EIGHT OBSTACLES TO THE APPRECIATION OF GODARD IN THE UNITED STATES

SENSES OF CINEMA: GODARD’S COMIC BOOK MISE-EN-SCENE

GEOFFREY MACNAB, THE GUARDIAN, INTERVIEW, 2005

SHUN LIANG CHAO: (POST) MODERN GODARD: VIVRE SA VIE

~

Godard Quotes

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

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty four times per second.

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn’t.

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.

Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.

I don’t think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can’t kiss a movie.

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.

I am a painter with letters. I want to restore everything, mix everything up and say everything.

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.

To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can’t be separated.

Every edit is a lie.

There is no such thing as intellectual property.

Cinema is capitalism in its purest form. …There is only one solution, and that is to turn one’s back on the American cinema

We should thank Greece. It is the West that has a debt to Greece.

First there was Greek civilization. Then there was the Renaissance. Now we’re entering the Age of the Ass.

IF

GOD

ARD

DID

NOT

EXIST

WE

WOULD

HAVE

TO

INVENT

HIM

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