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Godard, Jean-Luc (1930–) By Fairfax, Daniel

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1800-1
Published: 26/04/2018
Retrieved: 18 June 2024, from


One of the most important filmmakers in the latter half of the 20th century, Jean-Luc Godard’s reputation remains enduringly linked with the French nouvelle vague movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s; but his protean work in film and video has spanned more than six decades, from his first articles as a critic in 1950 to the planned release of Adieu au langage [Good Bye to Language] in 2015, and in the process he has repeatedly revolutionised conceptions of both his own work and of the aesthetic potential of the cinema as a whole.

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