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The point in time: Precise chronology in early godard

Lack, RF; (2003) The point in time: Precise chronology in early godard. Studies in French Cinema , 3 (2) pp. 101-109. 10.1386/sfci.3.2.101/0. Green open access

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Abstract

This essay considers the significance of reference to chronologically specific material (including newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, graffiti) in Godard’s first three films of the 1960s - Le Petit soldat/The Little Soldier (made 1960, released 1963), Une femme est une femme/A Woman is a Woman (1961) and Vivre sa vie/My Life to Live (1962), and in Pierrot le fou/Crazy Pete (1965) - arguing that such ephemeral traces of a period can serve as a means of access to the political import of these films, and also are part of a larger concern in Godard with questions of time and history, questions that he is still asking thirty or forty years later, in works like Histoire(s) du cinéma/Histories of Cinema (1998) and Éloge de l’amour/In Praise of Love (2001). © Intellect Ltd 2003.

Type: Article
Title: The point in time: Precise chronology in early godard
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1386/sfci.3.2.101/0
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5227
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