Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, May 13, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 720 pages
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A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age
When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images--cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a--if not the--key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable.
In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers.
Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.
  

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User Review  - amschroe - LibraryThing

This is a really well-done book, I quite enjoyed it. My only qualms are that the author continuously refers to Godard as having anti-Semitic tendencies and also that almost all of his films were made ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Crouch - Goodreads

So this is pretty great. Brody's exhaustive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers/intellectuals of the 20th/21st century is a very deep and rewarding experience. When beginning this book ... Read full review

Contents

ONE WE DO NOT THINK WE ARE THOUGHT
1
TWO A MATTER OF LOVING OR DYING
25
THREE BREATHLESS
53
FOUR LE PETIT SOLDAT
81
FIVE A WOMAN IS A WOMAN
107
SIX VIVRE SA VIE LE NOUVEAU MONDE LES CARABINIERS
129
SEVEN CONTEMPT
157
EIGHT MONTPARNASSE ET LEVALLOIS BAND OF OUTSIDERS
175
NINETEEN SAUVE QUI PEUT LA VIE
417
CARMEN
433
TWENTYONE HAIL MARY
457
TWENTYTWO DETECTIVE AND SOIGNE TA DROITE
469
TWENTYTHREE KING LEAR
491
TWENTYFOUR HISTOIRES DU CINÉMA PART 1
509
TWENTYFIVE NOUVELLE VAGUE
519
TWENTYSIX GERMANY YEAR 90 NINE ZERO
531

NINE A MARRIED WOMAN
189
TEN THE AMERICAN BUSINESS
211
ELEVEN ALPHAVILLE
223
TWELVE PIERROT LE FOU
237
THIRTEEN MASCULINE FEMININE
253
FOURTEEN MADE IN USA TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER
273
FIFTEEN LA CHINOISE WEEKEND
297
SIXTEEN REVOLUTION 19681972
319
SEVENTEEN RESTORATION 19731977
365
EIGHTEEN FRANCE TOUR DÉTOUR DEUX ENFANTS ET AL 19781979
397
TWENTYSEVEN HÉLAS POUR MOI JLGJLG HISTOIRES DU CINÉMA PARTS 2 AND 3
545
TWENTYEIGHT FOR EVER MOZART HISTOIRES DU CINÉMA PART 4
565
TWENTYNINE ELOGE DE LAMOUR
585
THIRTY NOTRE MUSIQUE
609
EPILOGUE
627
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
631
NOTES
635
INDEX
677
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About the author (2008)

Richard Brody, a film critic and editor at The New Yorker, is also an independent filmmaker who lives in New York City. Everything Is Cinema is his first book.

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