Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fouby David Wills, Jean Luc Godard
Pub. Date: 04/28/2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou (1965), made at the height of the French New Wave, remains a milestone in French cinema. More accessible than his later films, it represents the diverse facets of Godard's concerns and themes: a bittersweet analysis of male-female relations; an interrogation of the image; personal and international politics; the existential dilemmas of consumer society. This volume brings together essays by five prominent scholars of French film. They approach Pierrot le fou from the perspectives of image-and-word-play, aesthetics and politics, history, and high- and popular culture. A full filmography and a selection of reviews are included.
David Wills, Richard Dienst, Alan Williams, Jean-Louis Leutrat, Tom Conley, Jill Forties
Table of Contents
Introduction: oui, bien sûr … oui bien sûr David Wills; 1. The imaginary element: life + cinema Richard Dienst; 2. Pierrot in context(s) Alan Williams; 3. Godard's tricolor Jean-Louis Leutrat; 4. Language gone mad Tom Conley; 5. Pierrot le fou and post-new wave French cinema Jill Forbes.
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