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French Cinema’s Oldest Living Enfant Terrible

May 25, 2014

Jean Luc Godard, called French cinema’s oldest living enfant terrible, returned to the Cannes Film festival just past with his new 3D film, Goodbye To Language. Godard? Yes, Godard.

Here then, some vintage Godard.

Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality…

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.

Every edit is a lie.

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.

You don’t make a movie, the movie makes you.

To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.


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  1. Dean Paton permalink

    These are great.



  2. Mike permalink

    Great stuff. Made me smile AND think.


  3. Dean Paton permalink

    Especially great for me: I just returned Friday from Prague and Paris. Can’t understand why we’re all not living in Paris.


    • I am. The Paris of the Piedmonts…Please, pass Les Grits et la Cue…Y’all…and don’t you be skimpin’ on the shrimps, neither.

      Big Daddy


  4. Dr. Image permalink

    How about only reading the first page of a book and the last page?


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