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For Ever Godard

For Ever Godard

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Edited by Michael Temple, Edited by James S. Williams, Edited by Michael Witt

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  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 248mm x 42mm | 1,801g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 190477282X
  • ISBN 13: 9781904772828
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 350 b&w & colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 294,227

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For over 50 years now, Jean-Luc Godard's work in cinema and video has innovated, provoked and inspired. Since the completion in 1998 of Histoire(s) du cinema, Godard has featured strongly in debates about audiovisual art and culture, especially regarding questions of historical memory, technological change, and the future of cinema in all its forms. This historical moment provides the perfect opportunity for a critical reassessment and redefinition of Godard's entire corpus and its key role within contemporary culture. With 22 lavishly illustrated chapters, as well as a photo essay and visual filmography, "For Ever Godard" aims to do critical justice to the full sweep of Godard's artistic interests and preoccupations. The volume presents material by scholars and practitioners from film and media studies, art history, musicology, philosophy and aesthetics, museum studies, French studies, European history, cultural studies, and feminism and gender studies. As an important marker of current methodologies, research and practice across these different disciplinary areas, "For Ever Godard" is an invaluable resource and of major importance to current discourses and debates on cinema and visual culture.

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Author information

Michael Temple teaches French and Film at Birkbeck College, London, and is the author of a number of books on French film, such as The French Cinema Book (BFI,2004) and Jean Vigo (Manchester University Press, 2005). James S Williams is Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, London. He is the author/editor of among others Jean Cocteau (Manchester UP, 2006) The Cinema Alone (Amsterdam UP, 2000), Gender and French Cinema (Berg, 2001) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (Centre Georges Pompidou, 2006). Michael Witt teaches Film Studies at Roehampton University. He has published widely on Godard in journals such as New Left Review, Screen, Trafic, and Rouge, and is coeditor of The French Cinema Book (BFI, 2004) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (Centre Georges Pompidou, 2006).

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"For Ever Godard is the indispensable compendium for film buffs and discerning observers of European cinema." Times Literary Supplement" "If you are a Godard devotee or else wish to impress highbrow, middle class acquaintances with your vast repository of knowledge and opinions on his work, then For Ever Godard is for you." Screentrade magazine "For Ever Godard will surely remain the standard work on Godard for years to come." Arlis