Jean-luc Godard's Political Filmmaking

May 8, 2019|
Jean-luc Godard's Political Filmmaking by Irmgard Emmelhainz
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This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard''s films from the 1960s to the present. The author seeks to dispel the myth that Godard''s work abandoned political questions after the 1970s and was limited to merely formal ones. The book includes a discussion of militant filmmaking and Godard''s little-known films from the Dziga Vertov Group period, which were made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin. The chapters present a thorough account of Godard''s investigations on the issue of aesthetic-political representation, including his controversial juxtaposition of the Shoah and the Nakba. Emmelhainz argues that the French director''soeuvrehighlights contradictions between aesthetics and politics in a quest for a dialectical image. By positing all of Godard''s work as experiments in dialectical materialist filmmaking, fromLe Petit soldat(1963) toAdieu au langage(2014), the author brings attention to Godard''s ongoing inquiry on the role filmmakers can have in progressive political engagement.

Irmgard Emmelhainz  is an independent writer and scholar based in Mexico City. She is the author ofThe Tyranny of Common Sense: Mexico''s Neoliberal Reconversion(2016; in Spanish) andThe Sky is Incomplete: Travel Chronicles in Palestine(Forthcoming; in Spanish).
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Title:Jean-luc Godard's Political Filmmaking
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:327 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:327 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:May 8, 2019
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319720944

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