Articles tagged jean-luc godard

Jean-Luc Godard: A Montage of Attractions

The montage approach that Jean-Luc Godard celebrates in his films would become the driving force behind Historie(s) du cinéma.

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Too Much Is Adrift in ‘Every Man for Himself’

In his examination of the social isolation caused by capitalism, Jean-Luc Godard wanders too far off into the cerebral.

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Portraits of Love and Death: Godard’s Nostalgic Cinema in ‘Le Mépris’

A half century later Godard's Contempt still captivates audiences. Contempt is not as simplistic as it may appear; it is not a mere telling of rejection but of absolute dissolution, of modernized romance and the failings of modernity.

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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16 Jun 2011 // 2:25 AM

ReFramed No. 3: Jean-Luc Godard - The Lost Later Years (1990-2011)

In this final installment in ReFramed's dissection of Godard, Cronk and Marsh consider age, attitude, and the angst of misplaced elitism.

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Godard’s Invisible Cinema: The Neglected Genius of Late-Period Godard

By ignoring or outright dismissing Jean-Luc Godard's post-New Wave work, we’re denying the cinema the opportunity for advancement that he alone can provide.

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Why Godard Leaves Me Breathless (In a Good Way)

Godard’s inaugural masterpiece, in spite of its canonical status, is still as vibrant on the screen today as it was fifty years ago

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Imitating Intimacy in Video Games

Sex is very often (and very unfortunately) just a game.

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21 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

La Chinoise

A group of Mao-influenced French students struggle with ideology, the divide between theory and praxis, and the other myriad conflicts of starry-eyed revolutionaries.

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13 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Le Gai savoir

This is the ne plus ultra of intellectual torture tests, dripping with intertextuality and esoteric post-structural philosophy.

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24 Apr 2008 // 9:59 PM

Pierrot le Fou

This film illustrates the genius and brilliance of Godard, who always was a step or two ahead of most critics, academics, and viewers.

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Jean-Luc Godard: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition

For all of pretense surrounding these films and their attempts to grapple with "big ideas", they are, ultimately, experiences that one must live through; they demand viewing and listening.

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Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

On censorship he says: "It tended to be assumed in European films that human beings were born with sexual organs and at a certain point in their lives began to use them, not always in socially approved ways."

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM


It's hard to see the revolutionary aspects of Breathless is part thriller, part noir, and part romance. It’s stylish and sexy and tres cool. It's Hollywood, reimagined via Paris.

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7 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Hail Mary (1985)

A totally confounding and disappointing film, coupled with another that finds depth in its relative economy.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964)

It is about kids played by adults, a comedy, a tragedy, a buddy movie, a heist picture, a romance, an exercise in style, and a paean to B-movies and American gangster films.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

In Praise of Love (2001)

In its preoccupations with history, In Praise of Love suggests if one has no history, one has no basis for thinking about or defining oneself.

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6 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Keep Your Right Up! (Soigne Ta Droite!) (1987/2002)

concerned with asserting the significance of art in a world that isn't interested in art.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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