American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Godard, Jean Luc Born 1930. French filmmaker who became known for his innovative cinematic and narrative technique with Breathless (1959) and made many other films chronicling the evolution of his political radicalism.
- n. French film maker influenced by surrealism; early work explored the documentary use of film; noted for innovative techniques (born in 1930)
“I did so in a detailed text that was published in Le Point, and then here, in the Huffington Post, on April 8th, 2010, and which was initially inspired by a phrase Godard's other biographer, the American Joseph Brody, attributed to me which I sensed was becoming Exhibit #1 in the indictment of what would become the "Godard trial".”
“Brody is hardly blind to his subject's foibles: he calls Godard on his flimsier political ideas, particularly his devotion to Maoism a trend among French intellectuals in the late 60s that Brody identifies, rightly, as thinly veiled fascism and, later, the anti-Semitism that repeatedly surfaced in his work.”
“A few years later, in Godard's "Breathless" (1960), Belmondo would be deliberately channeling Bogart, but here Gabin is channeling only himself.”
“Jean-Luc Godard is still alive, but his pugnacity has overtaken his innovations.”
“Not for posterity, that immortality of weak souls, but, like the character in Godard's masterpiece, Breathless, to be immortal, immortal right away, and then die.”
“There are shots that recall silent films, camerawork in Godard’s films, and so on.”
“Brody is hardly blind to his subject's foibles: he calls Godard on his flimsier political ideas, particularly his devotion to Maoism (a trend among French intellectuals in the late 60s that Brody identifies, rightly, as thinly veiled fascism) and, later, the anti-Semitism that repeatedly surfaced in his work ....”
“As for me, it would try my patience to see a man, even if he were my son-in-law, deny his father; and your father, a right honest man, used himself to drive his beeves from Caen to Poissy, and all along the road was known as Godard -- Father Godard.”
“Often called the Godard of the East, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was one of the most provocative film artists of the twentieth century, and his works challenged and shocked the cinematic world for decades.”
“AGAINST A TRANS NARRATIVE (USA) Directed by Jules Rosskum, this wittily innovative essay film mixes interviews, dramatic fragments, poetry, declarative statements and quasidocumentary re-enactments as it deals with the subject of transsexuality in a way that recalls Godard's famous quip that films should have a beginning, a middle and an end but not necessarily in that order.”
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