The great Jean-Luc Godard has passed away.
A renowned movie critic, screenwriter, and director, Godard was a pioneer and architect of the French New Wave, a film movement of the 1960s that significantly reshaped the way movies were being made. Along with other cinema revolutionaries such as Truffaut, Rohmer, Chabrol, Varda, Rivette, and Resnais, Godard challenged not only the way filmmakers approached movie-making, but also the way they viewed life through their lenses.
Godard is without question one of the most influential and groundbreaking filmmakers in cinema history. And storytellers are still drawing from his work to this day.
Jean-Luc Godard was 91.
We don’t have a lot of titans/gods right now in cinema at the moment. In fact, there’s a few that deserve those titles such as Scorsese, Spielberg, Almodovar, and Malick. Godard is the last of a kind of figure and I was wondering when he was going to kick the bucket but not this soon. Au Revoir Jean-Luc Godard.
Here is a list of what I’ve seen from him so far… I think I have Tout La Bien in my DVR as I hope to watch that this month.
That’s a terrific list. I just rewatched “Masculin Féminin” recently. I really enjoy that film. And I’m a huge fan of “Band of Outsiders”.
Scooby-Doo turned 53 🤎