Jean-Luc Godard Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of Jean-Luc Godard.
This section contains 2,472 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Jean-Luc Godard Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography on Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (born 1930) may be one of cinema's greatest names, but his films remain consistently abstruse and unseen by mainstream audiences. This is a situation the French-Swiss screenwriter, director, and occasional performer most likely prefers. Critics have cited the years prior to 1967 as Godard's most masterful period, when he and other young French directors broke new ground in what came to be known as cinema's New Wave movement, hallmarked by fresh conceptualization and technical tricks that challenged viewers' perceptions.

Though a true Hollywood outsider vociferously critical of directors like Steven Spielberg, Godard has always paid homage to American film's golden era by including fleeting references to its bygone works--a poster on the wall, or a bit of dialogue--in his own films. In turn, Godard has influenced a new generation of filmmakers. Elements of his style--the arch dialogue, the quirky camera work--can be seen in the films of Quentin...

(read more)

This section contains 2,472 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Jean-Luc Godard Biography
Copyrights
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Jean-Luc Godard from Encyclopedia of World Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook