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Jean-Luc Godard's Political Filmmaking - Irmgard Emmelhainz

Jean-Luc Godard's Political Filmmaking

Hardcover Published: 8th May 2019
ISBN: 9783319720944
Number Of Pages: 327

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This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard's films from the 1960s to the present. The author seeks to dispel the myth that Godard's work abandoned political questions after the 1970s and was limited to merely formal ones. The book includes a discussion of militant filmmaking and Godard's little-known films from the Dziga Vertov Group period, which were made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin. The chapters present a thorough account of Godard's investigations on the issue of aesthetic-political representation, including his controversial juxtaposition of the Shoah and the Nakba. Emmelhainz argues that the French director's oeuvre highlights contradictions between aesthetics and politics in a quest for a dialectical image. By positing all of Godard's work as experiments in dialectical materialist filmmaking, from Le Petit soldat (1963) to Adieu au langage (2014), the author brings attention to Godard's ongoing inquiry on the role filmmakers can have in progressive political engagement.

1. Introduction.- 2. Who Speaks Here?.- 3. Elsewhere: Dialogue of Points of View.- 4. Technique and Montage: Saying, Seeing and Showing the Invisible [Spectacle].- 5. Representing the Unrepresentable: Restitution, Archive, Memory.- 6. Ce qui peut etre montre... ne peut etre dit. Conditions of Visuality and Materialist Film at the Eve of the 21st Century.

ISBN: 9783319720944
ISBN-10: 3319720945
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 8th May 2019
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 21.01 x 14.81  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.57

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