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Histoire(s) du Cinéma

Histoires du Cinema

Histoire(s) du Cinéma


year: 1988

colour: yes

certificate: TBC

director: Jean-Luc Godard

runtime: 0

Jean-Luc Godard's video series Histoire(s) Du Cinema, consists of eight episodes made over a period of ten years. Hugely ambitious in scope, the series covers a wide range of topics from the birth of cinema to Italian neo-realism to Hollywood and beyond.

"My Histoire(s) du Cinema starts with a chapter called Toutes les Histoires, a lot of small stories in which signs can be seen. It then goes on to say that this story is alone – the only story that has ever been. Then – you know my immoderate ambition – I say: not only is it alone, but it is the only one that will ever be and that has ever been (after, it will not be a story but something else). It is my mission to tell it.(…) "What Follows are brief studies, like cuts. One is called Fatale Beaute in memory of a film by Siodmak, The Great Sinner, with Ava Gardner, based on 'The Gambler' by Dostoevsky. My idea was that cinema is mostly boys filming girls and it is proved fatal to this story…"  Jean-Luc Godard


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