NOTE: This list is a republication- Source: The Disapproving Swede.
There are not that many great directors left in world cinema. On Sunday, Alain Tanner died, and today Jean-Luc Godard drew his last breath. I will not attempt to describe his immense legacy or the enormous impact that he had on cinema. The number of people who are influenced by him is a clear testimony of that. Quentin Tarantino named his production company A Band Apart after Godard’s Bande à part (1964). The Kaurismäki brothers, in their turn, derived the name Villealfa from Alphaville, released the subsequent year. Few other filmmakers reflected on cinema in as Godard did (Straub/Huillet obviously comes to mind). What follows are five examples (or samples?) from the director’s oeuvre.
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