Softcover with dust jacket, 207 pages, 15 x 21 cm. Includes text in Japanese
Japanese book presenting noted French-Swiss director Jean-luc Godard's entire oeuvre, from 1957 to 1983. Godard rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French new wave film movement, one of the most influential periods in the history of cinema. In rejection of mainstream French cinema's “tradition of quality”, which emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new ones, and preferred the great works of the past to exprimentation, Godard and other like-minded critics began making their own films, challenging the conventions of traditional cinema, with a new radical and political approach.