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Jean-Luc Godard
(1930-____) born on
Dec 3
French director. He was a founder of French New Wave cinema; his controversial films include "Breathless," 1960 and "Hail Mary," 1985.
         
   
F
The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films.

R
Photography is truth. And cinema is truth twenty-four times a second.
A
I like a film to have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
N
Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.
K
Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: Richard Roud, Godard, Introduction (1970; first published 1967).
R: Le Petit Soldat."
A: Attributed.
N: "Defence and Illustration of Classical Construction," in Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, 15 Sept. 1952; repr. in Godard on Godard, ed. and tr. by Tom Milne, 1968).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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