A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard

A Companion to Jean-Luc Godard

by Tom Conley, T. Jefferson Kline
     
 

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This compendium of original essays offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential directors in the history of cinema, exploring his major films, philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and directors.

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This compendium of original essays offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential directors in the history of cinema, exploring his major films, philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and directors.

  • Presents a compendium of original essays offering invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema
  • Features contributions from an international cast of major film theorists and critics
  • Provides readers with both an in-depth reading of Godard’s major films and a sense of his evolution from the New Wave to his later political periods
  • Brings fresh insights into the great director’s biography, including reflections on his personal philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and filmmakers
  • Explores many of the 80 features Godard made in nearly 60 years, and includes coverage of his recent work in video

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470659267
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2014
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors Series, #6
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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From the Publisher
“Jean-Luc Godard not only reinvented the cinema; he also challenged film viewers to become engaged cinephiles, whether in terms of politics, theory, gender, or the history of film itself.  Godard’s work is and has always been provocative, and that it has remained so since the beginnings of the New Wave attests to the magnitude of the director’s achievement.  Tom Conley and T. Jefferson Kline have assembled a remarkable collection, representing a wide range of perspectives on Godard’s achievement.  The book is a must-read for anyone  who has ever been entranced or frustrated, fascinated or enraged with Godard’s cinematic imagination.”

 Judith Mayne, Ohio State University

"In generating this superb and intellectually diverse collection of original essays, the editors have accomplished the crucial work of critics, which is to demonstrate the vast range and immense depth of a great artist’s work."

 Ted Perry, Middlebury College

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Meet the Author

Tom Conley is Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard University. His publications include Film Hieroglyphs (2006), Cartographic Cinema (2007), An Errant Eye (2011), and others.

T. Jefferson Kline is Professor of French at Boston University. His publications include Bertolucci’s Dream Loom (1987), Screening the Text: Intertextuality and New Wave French Cinema (1992), Unraveling French Cinema (2010), and a variety of essays on French and European literature and film. 

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