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Title Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou / edited by David Wills
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge University Press film handbooks series
Cambridge film handbooks series.
Contents Oui, bien sûr ... oui, bien sûr / David Wills -- The imaginary element : life + cinema / Richard Dienst -- Pierrot in context(s) / Alan Williams -- Godard's tricolor / Jean-Louis Leutrat -- Language gone mad / Tom Conley -- Pierrot le fou and post-new wave French cinema / Jill Forbes
Summary 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.--Publisher description
Bibliography Filmography: pages 133-161
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pierrot le fou (Motion picture)
Form Electronic book
Author Wills, David, 1953-
ISBN (hardback)