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In this study, David Sterritt offers an introductory overview of Godard's work as a filmmaker, critic, and video artist. In subsequent chapters, he traces Godard's visionary ideas through six of his key films, including Breathless, My Life to Live, Weekend, Numéro deux, Hail Mary, and Nouvelle vague. Also included is a concise analysis of Godard's work in video, television, and mixed-media formats. Linking Godard's works to key social and cultural developments, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard explains their importance in modernist and postmodernist art of the past half century.Read more
- Designed to give the clearest and most accurate explanation and analysis of Godard's work.
- Accessible discussion of a very challenging filmmaker
- Draws clear links between Godard's films and their sociocultural contexts
- Traces the interesting connections between innovative film and video productions
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"...Sterritt's book provides just the guidance that a curious but less-than-full-time filmgoer will need in approaching this difficult, unpopular and absolutely essential body of work." The Nation
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- Date Published: August 1999
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521589710
- length: 316 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 153 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.44kg
- contains: 30 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
3. My Life to Live
5. Numéro deux
6. Hail Mary
7. Nouvelle vague
8. Video and television.
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