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A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors

  • ID: 2586598
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Enigmatic and visionary, pioneer of the French New Wave movement, Jean–Luc Godard remains one of the most influential filmmakers of the post–war era. A Companion to Jean–Luc Godard presents a compendium of original essays by top film scholars that focus on a wide range of issues relating to Godard s illustrious cinematic career.

Featuring contributions from an international cast of major film theorists and critics, the majority of essays focus on several of the major films in Godard s remarkably prolific film oeuvre some 70 features in nearly 60 years. Other readings bring fresh insights into the great director s biography, including reflections on his personal philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and filmmakers. A Companion to Jean–Luc Godard offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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Notes on Contributors viii

Introduction 1Tom Conley and T. Jefferson Kline

1 From Pen to Camera: Another Critic 11Jean–Michel Frodon

2 À bout de souffle: Trials in New Coherences 21Phillip John Usher

3 Médicis 15–37 : Bernardo Bertolucci vs. Jean–Luc Godard 44Fabien S. Gérard

4 Un Femme est infâme: Godard s Writing Lesson 60Elizabeth Ezra

5 Michel Legrand Scores Une femme est une femme 71Kareem Roustom

6 Three–Way Mirroring in Vivre sa vie 89Maureen Turim

7 Commerce and the War of the Sexes: Laetitia Masson and Jean–Luc Godard 108Martine Beugnet

8 Les Carabiniers: BB Guns at War and at the Movies 119Gerald Peary

9 A Postmodern Consideration of Jean–Luc Godard s Le Mépris 128Emily Macaux

10 Totally, Tenderly, Tragically . . . and in Color: Another Look at Godard s Le Mépris 143Steven Ungar

11 Le Mépris: Landscapes as Tragedy 156Ludovic Cortade

12 Bande(s) à part: Godard s Contraband Poetry 171T. Jefferson Kline

13 Pierrot le fou and a Legacy of Forme 187Tom Conley

14 Godard s Wars 197Philip Watts

15 (Dé)collage: Bazin, Godard, Aragon 210Douglas Smith

16 The Children of Marx and Esso: Oil Companies and Cinematic Writing in 1960s Godard 224Thomas Odde

17 One or Two Points About Two or Three Things I Know About Her 243Jacqueline Levitin

18 Godard s Remote Control 263John Hulsey

19 La Chinoise ... et après?: Aging Against Tradition 282Grace An

20 Jean–Luc, Community, and Communication 296Marc Cerisuelo

21 On and Under Communication 318Michael Witt

22 Factories and the Factory 351Amie Siegel

23 Passion s Ghost 367Murray Pomerance

24 Schizoanalyzing Souls: Godard, Deleuze, and the Mystical Line of Flight 383David Sterritt

25 Godard the Hegelian 403Daniel Fairfax

26 Godard s Ecotechnics 420Verena Andermatt Conley

27 Retrospective Godard 430Elisabeth Hodges

28 An Accurate Description of What Has Never Occurred : History, Virtuality, and Fiction in Godard 441Scott Durham

29 Noli me tangere: Jean–Luc Godard s Histoire(e)s du cinéma 456Kriss Ravetto–Biagioli

30 Godard the Historiographer: From Histoires du cinéma to the Beaubourg Exhibition 488Trond Lundemo

31 The Old Place, Space of Legends 504Margaret C. Flinn

32 Notre musique: Juste une conversation 514Erin Schlumpf

33 Jean–Luc Godard: To Liberate Things from the Name that We Have Imposed on Them (Film . . .) to Announce Dissonances Parting from a Note in Common (Socialisme) 527Irmgard Emmelhainz

Index 546

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