Jean-Luc Godard - Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television (1978; translated 2021)

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In 1978, Jean-Luc Godard improvised a series of talks for a projected video history of cinema. These talks, published in French in 1980 and long out of print, have never before been translated into English. For this volume, the faulty and incomplete French edition has been entirely revised and corrected, working from the sole videotapes of the talks.

Godard screened for his audience his own famous films of the 1960s - watching them himself for the first time since their production - alongside single reels of some of the films which most influenced his work (by Eisenstein, Rossellini, the American directors of the 1950s and many others). Working at the dawn of the video age, a technology…

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory
  • The Sprinkler Sprinkled
  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • The Assassination of the Duke de Guise
  • Fantômas
  • The Perils of Pauline
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les Vampires
  • Nanook of the North
  • Greed
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Nana
  • Faust
  • Metropolis
  • Underworld
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Wedding March
  • Arsenal
  • Under the Roofs of Paris
  • People on Sunday
  • Earth
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Dracula
  • M
  • Frankenstein
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Freaks
  • Scarface
  • Vampyr
  • The Lost Patrol
  • Angele
  • Top Hat
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • You Only Live Once
  • A Star Is Born
  • The Baker's Wife
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Stagecoach
  • The Rules of the Game
  • They Drive by Night
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Meet John Doe
  • Rome, Open City
  • Fallen Angel
  • Gilda
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pastoral Symphony
  • Paisan
  • Crossfire
  • Daisy Kenyon
  • Germany Year Zero
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • The Flowers of St. Francis
  • Umberto D.
  • Le Plaisir
  • Rancho Notorious
  • Europe '51
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Ruby Gentry
  • Summer with Monika
  • Ugetsu
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Journey to Italy
  • Brigadoon
  • The Barefoot Contessa
  • Carmen Jones
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Night and Fog
  • The Mystery of Picasso
  • ...And God Created Woman
  • Vertigo
  • Man of the West
  • Rio Bravo
  • The 400 Blows
  • Ten Seconds to Hell
  • General Della Rovere
  • Pickpocket
  • Breathless
  • Inherit the Wind
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Two Weeks in Another Town
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Le Petit Soldat
  • The Birds
  • Les Carabiniers
  • Cleopatra
  • The Silence
  • Contempt
  • Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Jean-Marc
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Band of Outsiders
  • The Married Woman
  • Alphaville