THE DICK CAVETT SHOW

CAVETT: PARTLY THE REASON I ASKED YOU THAT QUESTION ABOUT YOUR AMBITION IS THAT IN TALKING TO SOMEONE ON MY STAFF, THEY SAID THERE WAS A VERY MOVING MOMENT IN AN INTERVIEW WITH YOU, IN WHICH YOU WERE ASKED SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT, AND THERE WAS A 45-SECOND PAUSE, WHICH CAN BE A LIFETIME—I GUESS HE KNOWS IT WAS THAT LONG BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME ON THE TAPE RECORDER—AND YOU SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO NOT BE SO LONELY. OR AT LEAST NOT UPSET ABOUT BEING LONELY. SOMETHING LIKE A CHILD WHO DOES NOT WANT TO KISS HIS PARENTS GOODNIGHT IN BED, BUT WANTS THE DOOR LEFT OPEN.

GODARD: EXACTLY, I FEEL THAT WAY. YEAH. YEAH.

CAVETT: YEAH. IS—

GODARD: YEAH, MY AMBITION IS THAT THE DOOR WILL GO ON BEING OPENED

HIS SELF-PROCLAIMED “SECOND FIRST MOVIE,” 1980’S QUI PEUT (LA VIE) MARKED GODARD’S RETURN TO THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT, AS WELL AS HIS RETURN TO THE MEDIUM OF FILM—HE’D DEVOTED MUCH OF THE 1970S TO RADICALIZING VIDEO
WHEN GODARD APPEARED ON THE DICK CAVETT SHOW IN 1980 TO PLUG SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE), CAVETT WAS ENCHANTED AND ASKED GODARD TO STAY FOR A SECOND HALF-HOUR. GODARD ENERGETICALLY AGREED. BELOW, DOWNLOAD OR STREAM IN HD THE FIRST HALF-HOUR BY CONTROL- OR RIGHT-CLICKING OR CLICKING THE IMAGE OF CAVETT
AND DOWNLOAD OR STREAM IN HD THE SECOND HALF-HOUR BY CONTROL- OR RIGHT-CLICKING OR CLICKING THE IMAGE OF GODARD
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