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644 Ratings

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
France, Switzerland, 1989
Documentary, Drama, TV Movie

Synopsis

A video project begun by Jean-Luc Godard in the late 1980s and completed in 1998. The densest of Godard’s films, Histoire(s) du cinéma is an examination of the history of the concept of cinema and how it relates to the 20th century.

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Histoire(s) du cinéma Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Critics reviews

It’s unlike virtually any other major work in film. It is not fiction, it is not documentary, it is not simply a collage of bits and pieces. It is much closer to an essay – an audiovisual essay, written in sounds and images. But as an essay it does not track through a clear structure of premise, argument, elaboration and conclusion. Much of it is cryptic – or rather, poetic.
October 01, 2018
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Whenever you recount a history," I said to Godard in a 1997 interview (1), “there’s an implication that something is over, and it seems to me that one implication of Histoire(s) du Cinéma is that cinema is over.” “The cinema we knew,” Godard stressed in response. “We also say that of painting.” And the two or three things Godard knew about cinema contained in his monumental video series are predicated on a canon set by himself and his colleagues almost half a century earlier…
November 01, 2003
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