Cinema: The Archaeology of Film and the Memory of A Century by Jean-Luc Godard

By Jean-Luc Godard

Cinema is sort of easily a different ebook from probably the most influential film-makers within the background of cinema. the following, Jean-Luc Godard seems again on a century of movie in addition to his personal paintings and profession. Born with the 20th century, cinema turned not only the century's dominant artwork shape yet its top historian. Godard argues that - after Chaplin and Pol Pot, Monroe and Hitler, Stalin and Mae West, Mao and the Marx Brothers - movie and historical past are inextricably intertwined. Godard provides his recommendations on movie thought, cinematic strategy, movie histories, in addition to the hot video revolution. He expounds on his critical issues - how movie can "resurrect the past," the function of rhythm in movie, and the way cinema will be an "art that thinks." right here Godard comes closest to defining a lifetime's obsession with cinema and cinema's lifelong obsession with historical past.

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