The Films Of Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement, French Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave".

Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality",which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new directors, and preferred the great works of the past to experimentation." To challenge this tradition, he and like-minded critics started to make their own films. Many of Godard's films challenge the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema.He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s. Several of his films express his political views. His films express his knowledge of film history through their references to earlier films. In addition, Godard's films often cite existentialism as he was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy. His radical approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him the most influential filmmaker of the French New Wave.

After the New Wave, his politics have been much less radical and his recent films are about representation and human conflict from a humanist, not Marxist perspective.

In a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, Godard ranked third in the critics' top ten directors of all time (which was put together by assembling the directors of the individual films for which the critics voted). He has created "one of the largest bodies of critical analysis of any filmmaker since the mid-twentieth century." He and his work have been central to narrative theory and have "challenged both commercial narrative cinema norms and film criticism's vocabulary."

Oct. 3, 2011

Movie - Made In U.S.A. (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)

A female detective goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover at an unknown point in the future (maybe 1969).

Talk Show - Jean-Luc Godard

Interviews from across the great directors career.

Live Music Show - Dim Dam Dom (France)

« Dim » pour dimanche, « Dam » pour dames et « Dom » pour d(h)ommes.

Movie - A Married Woman (Godard, 1964)

Godard's 8th film, 'an explicitly and stringently modernist film'

Art - Liberté et Patrie (Jean-Luc Godard, 2002)

Art is endowed with the immediate personal intensity of lived experience

Movie - RoGoPaG: The New World (Godard, 1963)

Some say it's like Godard's version of "I Am Legend"...

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Oct. 4, 2011

Collection - Brigitte Bardot Sings

Sha-bam, Pow, Plopp, Wizzz! See Brigitte Bardot singing and teasing her way through some classic pop tunes!

Movie - Love And Hate (Pasolini, Godard,, 1969)

5 Italians and 1 Frenchman (Godard) show off in this anthology film

Trailer Trash - The Trailers of Jean-Luc Godard

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl. Jean-Luc Godard