Films Of Jean-Luc Godard (SUNY Series Cultural Studies In Cinema/Video)
Films of Jean-Luc Godard (SUNY Series Cultural Studies in Cinema/Video)
One of the most important, controversial, and prolific filmmakers in history, Jean-Luc Godard has maintained an unbroken string of films in various genres and mediums from the late 1950s onward. Godard has established a reputation as a rebel who can work within and outside the system, producing films that are creative, breathtakingly beautiful, and yet commercial enough to earn back their production costs.
Free from the jargon and value judgments that have marred much of what has been written about Godard, this is the only book that covers the entirety of Godard's career, from his early film criticism for Cahiers du Cinema to his video/film work in the 1990s. Illustrated with forty-six rare stills and researched in detail, this is one of the most comprehensive books on the iconoclastic director.
"Dixon [covers] Godard's early guerrilla assault on genre entertainments, from A Bout de souffle (Breathless, 1960) to La Chinoise (1967), and to his later work - both his political-activist partnership with Jean-Pierre Gorin (from Le Week-end, 1967, on) and his autumnal film and video meditations on loss, aging, and the death of cinema. For each work...