GODARD YEAR 80 EIGHT ZERO: A LIFE IN EIGHT FILMS


TRY TO DIE WELL—THE MOVIE WILL DO BETTER

(JEAN-LUC GODARD)


1: VIVRE SA VIE: FILM EN DOUZE TABLEAUX


THE STUDY OF WHAT IS ESSENTIAL AND WHAT IS SUPERFLUOUS

(SUSAN SONTAG)


2: LE MÉPRIS


THE GREATEST WORK OF ART PRODUCED IN POST-WAR EUROPE

(COLIN MACCABE)


3: BANDE À PART


IT LITERALLY HAS NO BUSINESS BEING OUT THERE

(JOSHUA CLOVER)


4: PIERROT LE FOU


PASSION BEING COOLED BY EXISTENCE

(ANDREW SARRIS)


5: 2 OU 3 CHOSES QUE JE SAIS D’ELLE


CONSCIOUS (GODARD SEEMS ALWAYS CONSCIOUS) AMBIGUITY

(RENATA ADLER)


6: WEEK-END

IT’S HIS VISION OF HELL AND IT RANKS WITH THE GREATEST

(PAULINE KAEL)


7: SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE)

I TRUST IT WILL OUTLIVE US ALL

(VINCENT CANBY)


8: KING LEAR

IT PREVENTS US FROM REDEEMING OURSELVES

(JONATHAN ROSENBAUM)


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