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The Archaeology of Film and the Memory of A Century

June 11, 2005 | Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781845201975
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Cinema is quite simply a unique book from one of the most influential film-makers in the history of cinema. Here, Jean-Luc Godard looks back on a century of film as well as his own work and career. Born with the twentieth century, cinema became not just the century's dominant art form but its best historian. Godard argues that - after Chaplin and Pol Pot, Monroe and Hitler, Stalin and Mae West, Mao and the Marx Brothers - film and history are inextricably intertwined. Godard presents his thoughts on film theory, cinematic technique, film histories, as well as the recent video revolution. He expounds on his central concerns - how film can "resurrect the past," the role of rhythm in film, and how cinema can be an "art that thinks." Here Godard comes closest to defining a lifetime's obsession with cinema and cinema's lifelong obsession with history.

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About this Author

Jean-Luc Godard, one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave, has been an influential force in film since his first feature-length film,A Bout de Souffle (Breathless). Today, his influence extends across such key contemporary film-makers as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarantino. Youssef Ishaghpour is Professor at University Rene Descartes, Paris V. His writings on cinema, painting, philosophy and literature have been widely translated.

ISBN: 9781845201975
Format: Trade Paperback
Series: Talking Images
Pages: 160
Publisher: Palgrave Distribution
Published: 2005-06-11

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