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Unformatted text preview: Julianna Ritter Major Filmmakers Study Sheet: Godard / Resnais New Wave: (younger generation with ‘free-reeling’ quality with fresh sense of cinematic value) 1. Avante Garde Renewal of aesthetic language: elements of visual composition, ‘how’ to tell a story 2. Sociologist sense of a documentary: social study of language: language becomes connection between image and meaning 3. Essayist construction of argument and analysis 4. Story teller’s taste for narrative: innovative search for new form and re-infusion of form to challenge modes of expression: obligation to preserve language Auteur Theory: 1. Director is author of the film 2. Work of art 3. Elevation from popular entertainment to art Godard: becomes increasingly political as he views film as a political tool – words have meaning in context, juxtapositions, jump-cuts (challenge call of attention to make connections to societies about large), montage (editing / arranging), politics of language, cinema of ideas – what is an image? – reality of reflection, demystifying allusions / arranging), politics of language, cinema of ideas – what is an image?...
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- Spring '11
- Reality, Godard, French New Wave, Film Pairing, Avante Garde Renewal