Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
Richard BrodyISBN: 0805068864;
When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godards work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting imagescultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as aif not thekey influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godards technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the directors early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godards wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave...
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