Wednesday Nov 20
Hell on Frisco Bay
WHO: Jean-Luc Godard wrote and directed this. WHAT: Godard's biggest-budgeted film, and his only one featuring superstar Brigitte Bardot.
South China Morning Post
Rewind film: 'Le Samourai' directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Perfectionism was the antithesis of the French New Wave: tired of standard Hollywood trappings but nonetheless inspired by film noir, directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut took long-established cinematic standards and tore them apart, breaking their carefully constructed conventions down into creative movies that were by and large ... (more)
Where's the next protest anthem?
The other day I watched a clip from a little-known Jean-Luc Godard film called One P.M. that a friend posted on Facebook.
Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Vivre Sa Vie
Without people like Jean-Luc Godard breaking cinema rules and regulations, many of us would never have realized those conventions even exist.
Rethinking the Retrospective: Jean-Luc Godard in New York
Jean-Luc Godard, still from "Histoire du cinA©ma" The current Jean-Luc Godard retrospective in New York, admirably entitled The Spirit of Forms , reintroduces the French auteur's films to familiar territory: namely, the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, where his work has made many memorable as well as infamous North American debuts.