Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou (Cambridge Film Handbooks)

Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou (Cambridge Film Handbooks) by Wills, David 0521574897 9780521574891
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Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou, made at the height of the French New Wave, remains a milestone in French cinema. More accessible than his later films, it represents the diverse facets of Godard's concerns and themes: a bittersweet analysis of male-female relations; an interrogation of the image; personal and international politics; the existential dilemmas of consumer society. This volume brings together essays by five prominent scholars of French film. They approach Pierrot le fou from the perspectives of image-and-word-play, aesthetics and politics, history, and high and popular culture, offering thought-provoking insights into the film, while demonstrating its relevance for a new generation of students of film. Also included are a selection of reviews of the film, as well as a complete filmography of Godard's work.      

Author: Wills, David

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 208

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2000-04-28


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