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Jean-Luc Godard’s Political Filmmaking

Authors: Emmelhainz, Irmgard

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  • Dispels the myth that Jean Luc Godard's work ceased to be concerned with politics after the 1970s
  • Investigates Godard's political filmmaking in the context of Thirdworldism and anti-imperialism
  • Highlights Godard’s on-going exploration on the stakes of aesthetic-political representation
  • Engages with Godard's controversial juxtaposition between the Shoah and the Nakba
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This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard’s films from the 1960s to the present. The author seeks to dispel the myth that Godard’s work abandoned political questions after the 1970s and was limited to merely formal ones. The book includes a discussion of militant filmmaking and Godard’s little-known films from the Dziga Vertov Group period, which were made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin. The chapters present a thorough account of Godard’s investigations on the issue of aesthetic-political representation, including his controversial juxtaposition of the Shoah and the Nakba. Emmelhainz argues that the French director’s oeuvre highlights contradictions between aesthetics and politics in a quest for a dialectical image. By positing all of Godard’s work as experiments in dialectical materialist filmmaking, from Le Petit soldat (1963) to Adieu au langage (2014), the author brings attention to Godard’s ongoing inquiry on the role filmmakers can have in progressive political engagement.

About the authors

Irmgard Emmelhainz is an independent writer and scholar based in Mexico City. She is the author of The Tyranny of Common Sense: Mexico's Neoliberal Reconversion (2016; in Spanish) and The Sky is Incomplete: Travel Chronicles in Palestine (Forthcoming; in Spanish).

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“In this wide-ranging and incisive study, Irmgard Emmelhainz situates Jean-Luc Godard’s output—both his feature films and lesser known audiovisual pamphlets and essays—within the history of materialist aesthetics. Her theoretically sophisticated examination of his oeuvre in this perspective underpins a compelling retrieval of him as a fundamentally political artist and offers an enormously rich contribution to how we think about his work.” (Michael Witt, University of Roehampton, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72095-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72094-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jean-Luc Godard’s Political Filmmaking
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72095-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72095-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72094-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 327
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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