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Say hello to GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

Say hello to GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE | French New Wave | Scoop.it
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Godard is making trouble again. Adieu au langage–known now as Goodbye to Language– is doing better in the US than any of his films have done in the last thirty-some years. It has a per-screen average of $13,500, which is about twice that attained by Ouija in its opening last weekend.

 

But that average represents only two screens, and it’s going to be hard to expand because Goodbye to Language is in 3D. Many art houses would love to play it, but they lacked the money to upgrade to 3D during the big digital conversion of recent years. Even high-powered venues in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago don’t have 3D installed. Here in Madison we’re showing it as a benefit for our Cinematheque. But the film’s prospects may be brightening.

 

Re-seeing it (twice) at the Vancouver International Film Festival back in September, a few more ideas came to me about it. Kristin and I avoid listicles, but after writing an expansive entry on the film, all I’ve got at this point is some scattered observations. Two ragtag comments are semi-spoilers, and I’ll warn you beforehand.

 

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The Lost Futures of Chris Marker by J. Hoberman

The Lost Futures of Chris Marker by J. Hoberman | French New Wave | Scoop.it
At once unsentimentally au courant and fixated on that past, Chris Marker was the Janus of world cinema. His unclassifiable documentaries treat memory as the stuff of science fiction, a notion he shared with his early associate Alain Resnais.
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Why Cannes Is Freaking Out Over Godard's New “3D” Film - ANIMAL

Why Cannes Is Freaking Out Over Godard's New “3D” Film - ANIMAL | French New Wave | Scoop.it
If you think 3D is for superheroes and the mass destruction of cities, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language is proving that 3D is for whatever Jean-Luc Go
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Jean-Luc Godard - "Adieu au langage" (2014) (Trailer) - YouTube

DIRECTOR - JEAN-LUC GODARD SCREENPLAY - JEAN-LUC GODARD CINEMATOGRAPHY - FABRICE ARAGNO EDITOR - JEAN-LUC GODARD DP - FABRICE ARAGNO Short synopsis A married...
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'Thrilling and prophetic': why film-maker Chris Marker's radical images influenced so many artists

'Thrilling and prophetic': why film-maker Chris Marker's radical images influenced so many artists | French New Wave | Scoop.it

From experimental sci-fi to cartoon cats, Chris Marker's work was profound, prophetic and hugely influential. Ahead of a new exhibition, Sukhdev Sandhu and others examine his cult appeal

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Talking Pictures: Jean-Luc Godard's Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television - Cinema Scope

Talking Pictures: Jean-Luc Godard's Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television - Cinema Scope | French New Wave | Scoop.it
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Phil Coldiron reviews a first ever English translation of Jean-Luc Godard's "Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television"
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The Melville Variations on Notebook

The Melville Variations on Notebook | French New Wave | Scoop.it
The Notebook is proud to present this video essay in coordination with TRANSIT magazine, where you can find the Spanish version of the piece. LUCKY 13 13 variations
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Beautiful video essay on one of the father's of the New Wave

 

"13 variations for 13 films, accompanied by the musical theme composed by François de Roubaix for Le samouraï (1967): the cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville condensed into a series of motifs that travel from movie to movie, reiterating and transforming, finding their full meaning only when they are put into relation. A non-exhaustive collection1, but filled with recognisable images that clearly obsess this filmmaker."

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"13 variations for 13 films, accompanied by the musical theme composed by François de Roubaix for Le samouraï (1967): the cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville condensed into a series of motifs that travel from movie to movie, reiterating and transforming, finding their full meaning only when they are put into relation. A non-exhaustive collection1, but filled with recognisable images that clearly obsess this filmmaker."

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Film Studies For Free: Nagisa Oshima (1932-2013), a Tribute by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Film Studies For Free: Nagisa Oshima (1932-2013), a Tribute by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith | French New Wave | Scoop.it
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The Performance of Character in Modernist and New Wave European Cinema

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Godard on Godard: Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard (1968/1986) DOWNLOAD PDF

Godard on Godard: Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard (1968/1986) DOWNLOAD PDF | French New Wave | Scoop.it
Jean-Luc Godard, like many of his European contemporaries, came to filmmaking through film criticism. This collection of essays and interviews, ranging from his early efforts for La Gazette du Cinéma to his later writings for Cahiers du Cinéma, reflects his dazzling intelligence, biting wit, maddening judgments, and complete unpredictability.
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Numéro Deux | DVD Review | Slant Magazine

Numéro Deux | DVD Review | Slant Magazine | French New Wave | Scoop.it

Jean-Luc Godard's Numéro Deux DVD Review by Calum Marsh...

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Someone finally made a truly 3D movie

Someone finally made a truly 3D movie | French New Wave | Scoop.it
You’re probably at least a bit of a film nerd if you’re familiar with Jean-Luc Godard, the biggest name of the ’60s French New Wave movement. Even if you don’t know him, you've definitely seen a...
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The Interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker into Contemporary Visual Art By David Brancaleone

The Interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Chris Marker into Contemporary Visual Art By David Brancaleone | French New Wave | Scoop.it
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Cannes Film Review: 'Goodbye to Language'

Cannes Film Review: 'Goodbye to Language' | French New Wave | Scoop.it
“Contempt” meets “Lassie" in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language,” a characteristically vigorous, playful, mordant commentary on everything from the state of movies to the state of the world....
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The Parallel Lives of Jean Renoir and Fritz Lang

The Parallel Lives of Jean Renoir and Fritz Lang | French New Wave | Scoop.it
Renoir and Lang, who were in their forties when they arrived in Hollywood, objected to being treated as novices who needed to be taught the 'American way' of making films.
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Archaeology of Histoire(s) du cinema | caboose

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Michael Witt Excerpt from upcoming English Language translation of "Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television" by Jean-Luc Godard 

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Interiors (02/12)

Le mépris (1963). Director: Jean-Luc Godard. Interiors is a monthly journal where we analyze and diagram the space of certain films. (Scene: 0:37:52 - 1:08:24)
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A free replay (notes on Vertigo) by Chris Marker — Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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"‘Power and freedom’. Coupled together, these two words are repeated three times in Vertigo. First, at the twelfth minute by Gavin Elster (‘freedom’ under­ lined by a move to close-up) who, looking at a picture of Old San Francisco, expresses his nostalgia to Scottie (‘San Francisco has changed. The things that spelled San Francisco to me are disappearing fast’), a nostalgia for a time when men – some men at least – had ‘power and freedom’. Second, at the thirty-fifth minute, in the bookstore, where ‘Pop’ Liebel explains how Carlotta Valdes’s rich lover threw her out yet kept her child: ‘Men could do that in those days. They had the power and the freedom … ‘ And finally at the hundred and twenty-fifth minute – and fifty-first second to be precise – but in reverse order (which is logical, given we are now in the second part, on the other side of the mirror) by Scottie himself when, realizing the workings of the trap laid by the now free and powerful Elster, he says, a few seconds before Judy’s fall – which, for him, will be Madeleine’s second death – ‘with all his wife’s money and all that freedom and power … ‘ Just try telling me these are coincidences.

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Breathless - jump cuts

Example of jump cuts from the opening scene of Breathless


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WLU Press - The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard

WLU Press - The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard | French New Wave | Scoop.it
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, The Legacies of Jean-Luc Godard, Douglas Morrey, editor, Christina Stojanova, editor, and Nicole Côté, editor, 978-1-55458-920-3,...
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Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, and François Truffaut

Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, and François Truffaut | French New Wave | Scoop.it
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, and François Truffaut call for a halt to the 1968 Cannes Film Festival due to the ongoing nationwide strike in France.
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