Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Godard's 60s" at Film Forum May 2 - June 5

2nd\NE Quadrant The Approval Matrix

“MOVIES SHOULD HAVE A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE, AND AN END,
BUT NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.”

Throughout the 1960s, cinephiles eagerly awaited the latest film — or two— by Jean-Luc Godard (born 1930). A founding father of the nouvelle vague, the former critic was its most innovative in form, with each new work seemingly rewriting the grammar of film. Jump cuts, asynchronous soundtracks, self-narration, cinema as essay, cinema as collage, self-referential cinema, cinema of anarchy — you name it, Godard’s 60s oeuvre redefined “cutting edge” — and, with location and available-light shooting, now provides a near-documentary time capsule of Paris and environs. -- Film Forum

"No filmmaker working during the decade so successfully and radically rewrote the rules.
Consider this whole series an essential piece of your education—and enjoyment."
Time Out New York


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Anonymous said...

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