The Cinema Alone: Essays on the Work of Jean-Luc Godard, 1985-2000

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Michael Temple, James S. Williams
Amsterdam University Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 269 pages
This volume of essays constitutes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary engagement with Jean-Luc Godard's current film and video work. Its key focus is the eight-part magnum opus Histoire(s) du cinma (1988-1998), an extraordinary experiment in film history that attempts to tell 'all the stories of cinema' whilst remaining true to the specificity of what 'the cinema alone' contributed to twentieth-century culture.

The Cinema Alone features contributors from France, Britain and America who discuss Godard's recent work both in the context of his earlier corpus and in relation to subjects such as literature, art history, philosophy, silent cinema, European culture, film theory, video and digital technology. The collection will make an important contribution to critical debates on the past, present and future of Film and Media Studies as cinema enters its second century.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Montage My Beautiful Care or Histories of the Cinematograph
33
Some Models
77
Mortal Beauty
97
European Culture and Artistic Resistance in HISTOIREs
113
The Evidence and Uncertainty of Silent Film in 11ISTOI Kl s
141
Notes on PUISSANCE DE LA PAROLE
179
Cinema and the Sacred in HELAS POUR MOI
189
FilmographyDiscography of JeanLuc Godard
211
Notes
221
Notes on Contributors
259
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