Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Jean-Luc Godard (born 1930) or his cinematic style.

Etymologies

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Godard +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Bobby is a romantic figure, a kind of Godardian filmmaker and a true lover; Mary is glimpsed sometimes in still pictures from the age of Nixon, or heard laughing in a fragment of movie, a wondrous, lovely figure.

    Radical Consequences: A Limbo Life, Underground

  • "I might not care about the incomprehensible plot, larded with biblical quotations and unspecific intimations of doom, and I might be willing to accept that Kelly has some kind of Godardian pomo deconstructionist hoo-ha in mind, if I ever believed he were in control of his material," writes Andrew O'Hehir:

    GreenCine Daily

  • “Blank Generation” strives for Godardian insouciance, but winds up delivering Film School 101 pretension.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Maybe Naranjo will develop more, but this is a part-boring, part-pretentious Godardian riff.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Ellery Queen , Rush, Casey Affleck and More

  • A "symphony in three movements" that opens on an allegorical Mediterranean cruise ship — deep in the lapping waves that are a recurrent Godardian symbol — the film rations translated dialogue in subtitles of pidgin English, while splashing the screen with an anticipated collision of text, color, philosophy, noisy video experiments, old-school lefty politics and gorgeous classical music.

    Spanning the Cinematic Globe From Midtown

  • The first - Joseph and Carmen's hideaway conversation played out twice: first as a silent, romantic interlude, underscored by the string quartet, and then again without music, revealing the harshness of Carmen's character and the self-destructive nature of their relationship as well as the usual Godardian commentary on the malleability of the filmed image, and how easily their true-meanings can be manipulated/deconstructed by the various juxtapositions of sound and vision.

    Films I Love #19: First Name: Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard, 1983)

  • Debord frequently inserts intertitles or on-screen text (a very Godardian touch) that either print material from his book or cite other works, sometimes with attribution (Marx, Toqueville) and sometimes without (a passage of Shakespeare's Richard III).

    Society of the Spectacle

  • This is the first time in the film that Godard consciously presents a compelling image and a recognizably Godardian one, with the incredibly bright reds of the blood and the flag enforcing one another and recalling the brilliant color schemes of earlier films like La Chinoise.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • More typically Godardian is the use of collage, both aural and visual.

    Le gai savoir

  • It's a true Godardian project, and no doubt if Godard was making it all these disparate elements would hang together a bit better, or at least hint at something deeper beyond the mess.

    10/24: I Am Curious — Yellow; Sweet Movie

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