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Struggling on Two Fronts: J-LG

by Manny Lage
Struggling on Two Fronts: J-LG by Manny Lage
My attempt to place the Godard films I have seen in some order of preference. UNDER CONSTRUCTION MORE TEXT, MORE IMAGES, MORE FILMS SOON From La chinoise press-book (1967) Manifesto: Fifty years after the October Revolution, the American industry rules cinema the world over. There is nothing much to add to this statement of fact. Except that on our own modest level we too should provoke two or three Vietnams in the bosom of the vast Hollywood-Cinnecitta-Mosfilm-Pinewood-etc. empire, and, both economically and aesthetically, struggling on two fronts as it were, create cinemas which are national, free, brotherly, comradely and bonded in… Read more

My attempt to place the Godard films I have seen in some order of preference.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION MORE TEXT, MORE IMAGES, MORE FILMS SOON

From La chinoise press-book (1967)
Manifesto:
Fifty years after the October Revolution, the American industry rules cinema the world over. There is nothing much to add to this statement of fact. Except that on our own modest level we too should provoke two or three Vietnams in the bosom of the vast Hollywood-Cinnecitta-Mosfilm-Pinewood-etc. empire, and, both economically and aesthetically, struggling on two fronts as it were, create cinemas which are national, free, brotherly, comradely and bonded in friendship.

“…he [Godard] is the most important director working today.”
- Peter Wollen in 1972

“If I were ever to film the life of Christ, I would film the scenes which are left out of the bible… Pierrot le fou, from this standpoint, is the antithesis of Senso: the moments you do not see in Senso are shown in Pierrot.”
- Jean-Luc Godard in 1965

“And in fact I make my films not only when I’m shooting but as I dream, eat, read, talk to you.”
- Jean-Luc Godard in1967

Notes on the list:
For compilation films I’m only considering Godard’s contribution; 42-44: Need to re-watch, haven’t seen in ages

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