Danish flavour for 2017 Presteigne Festival
Hereford TimesDanish flavour for 2017 Presteigne FestivalHereford TimesIan Marchant talks about his new book A Hero for High Times which traces British counter-culture from 1956 to 1994 and, complementing this, the Festival will screen three movies – Jean-Luc Godard's hugely influential Breathless (1960), British crime ...
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 10:08 pm
Has Wonder Woman opened the floodgates for
The GuardianHas Wonder Woman opened the floodgates for female action heroes?The GuardianIf Jean-Luc Godard really meant it when he said “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun”, how come he never made a movie with just a girl and a gun? Vivre Sa Vie might just about scrape through, but Godard basically took it as read that there ...
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 2:00 am
The Long Reigning Queen of French Cinema -
Film School RejectsThe Long Reigning Queen of French CinemaFilm School RejectsThis is a woman who has been directing films since the mid-50s, and has been around for all the cinematic movements of the past 60 years. She has worked with other legends of French cinema, including Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and of course her ...
Posted on 6 August 2017 | 11:33 pm
Trois Couleurs: A Trilogy of Color by
Film School RejectsTrois Couleurs: A Trilogy of Color by Jean-Luc GodardFilm School RejectsFrance's preeminent director, the immortal Jean-Luc Godard, has done the same thing across his historic filmography, using the red, white, and blue hues to stand in for manifestations of allegiance, unanimity, and freedom. In the following supercut ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 11:47 am
Postscript: Jeanne Moreau, a Grande Dame of
The New YorkerPostscript: Jeanne Moreau, a Grande Dame of the French New WaveThe New YorkerWhen Rainer Werner Fassbinder adapted a novel by Jean Genet for the 1982 film “Querelle”—it would be his last film, made in a daring new style—a French period piece in the vague past, Moreau was one of its stars. (She sang in it, too—indelibly.) And ...French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89ReutersFrench Actress Jeanne Moreau Has Passed AwayObserverJeanne Moreau, French Actress Who Irked US Censors, Dies at 89BloombergThe Sydney Morning Herald -Heavy.comall 231 news articles »
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 11:13 am
Gimme Shelter shows the day truth in cinema
The Zapruder film, an earlier murder caught on film, hasn't helped us to find out who killed John F. Kennedy either. Jean-Luc Godard's idea that "cinema is truth 24 frames a second" took a battering that day, along with Meredith Hunter.
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 1:00 am
Day for Night
The charge most commonly leveled at Francois Truffaut's "Day for Night" -- most famously by his compatriot and sometimes-coworker Jean-Luc Godard, in a letter since published many times -- is that it's frivolous. As a comedic dramatization of the ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 10:51 pm
French New Wave legend Agnes Varda is coming
Although less well known than Nouvelle Vague counterparts like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Varda virtually kick-started the movement single-handedly in 1955 with La Pointe Courte, a film about a crumbling marriage told against the backdrop of ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:20 pm
'We Come as Friends': Sudan's chronic
The result is a visually stunning, morally disorienting polemic that has more in common with the experimental collages of Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard than the work of Michael Moore. Like "Darwin's Nightmare," which was nominated for an Academy Award ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 7:25 am
Why were 60s film sirens 'bored'?
It reminded me of another girl in a Sixties movie. In fact, it's a film, from 1963, often said to be Jean-Luc Godard's best, but I have never liked it, because Brigitte Bardot's performance drives me mad: Le Mepris. "Do you think my feet are pretty?"
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 5:10 am