Jean-Luc Godard


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Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave".

Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established ... more »

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  • ''Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.''
    Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. Le Petit Soldat (film) (direction and screenplay, 1960).
  • ''All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.''
    Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. Journal entry, May 16, 1991. quoted in Projections, eds. John Boorman and Walter Donohue (1992).
  • ''The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.''
    Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. repr. In Godard on Godard, ed. and trans. by Tom Milne (1968). "Strangers on a Train," Cahiers du...
  • ''Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.''
    Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. repr. In Godard, on Godard, ed. and trans. by Tom Milne (1968). "What Is Cinema?" Les Amis du Cin...
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