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Jean-Luc Godard

1930- ,  French film director
Jean-Luc GodardFrench-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He came to prominence with the New Wave group in France during the late 1950s and the ’60s.

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My aesthetic is that of the sniper on the roof.

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second

I would never see a good movie for the first time on television.

American pictures usually have no subject, only a story. A pretty woman is not a subject. Julia Roberts doing this and that is not a subject.

Movies in Hollywood now, for the past 20 or 30 years, are made mainly by lawyers or agents.

To be or not to be. That's not really a question.

It's not where you take things from — it's where you take them to.

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.

The world isn't a sad place, it's just big.

First there was Greek civilization. Then there was the Renaissance. Now we’re entering the Age of the Ass.

Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.

Cinema is capitalism in its purest form.... There is only one solution — turn one’s back on American cinema

People like to say, 'What do you mean exactly?' I would answer, 'I mean, but not exactly.'

Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man.

I pity the French Cinema because it has no money. I pity the American Cinema because it has no ideas.


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