Jean-Luc Godard





Jean-Luc Godard


Born
in Paris, France
December 03, 1930

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Jean-Luc Godard is a French and Swiss filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Nouvelle Vague, or "French New Wave".

Godard was born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris. He attended school in Nyon, Switzerland, and at the Lycée Rohmer, and the Sorbonne in Paris. During his time at the Sorbonne, he became involved with the young group of filmmakers and film theorists that gave birth to the New Wave.

Many of Godard's films challenged the conventions of Hollywood cinema, and he was often considered the most extreme New Wave filmmaker. His films often expressed his political ideologies as well as his knowledge of film history. In addition, Godards' films often cited existential and Marxist philosophy.

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Breathless

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Alphaville

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Histoire(s) Du Cinema

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Masculine Feminine a film b...

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Pierrot Le Fou: A Film

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La Nouvelle Vague

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“To be or not to be. That's not really a question.”
Jean-Luc Godard

“It's not where you take things from — it's where you take them to.”
Jean-Luc Godard

“Why must one talk? Often one shouldn't talk, but live in silence. The more one talks, the less the words mean. (Nana Kleinfrankenheim, Vivre Sa Vie)”
Jean-Luc Godard, La Nouvelle Vague



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