Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian
By: Michael Witt (author)Paperback
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Originally released as a videographic experiment in film history, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinema has pioneered how we think about and narrate cinema history, and in how history is taught through cinema. In this stunningly illustrated volume, Michael Witt explores Godard's landmark work as both a specimen of an artist's vision and a philosophical statement on the history of film. Witt contextualizes Godard's theories and approaches to historiography and provides a guide to the wide-ranging cinematic, aesthetic, and cultural forces that shaped Godard's groundbreaking ideas on the history of cinema.
Michael Witt is co-director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at University of Roehampton in London. He is co-editor of several books on French film including Jean-Luc Godard: Documents; The French Cinema Book; and For Ever Godard.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Godard's Theorem1. Histoire(s) du cinema: A History2. The Prior and Parallel Work3. Models and Guides4. The Rise and Fall of the Cinematograph5. Cinema, Nationhood, and the New Wave6. Making Images in the Age of Spectacle7. The MetamorphosesEnvoiWorks by GodardNotesSelect BibliographyIndex
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