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-> ''What directors--especially the good ones -- put into their films is different from what comes out of the viewing of those films. Directors are an authority on the former, [[TropesAreTools which is why an interview with a good director is almost always worthwhile]]. But, when it comes to the experience of watching a film, the director doesn’t know any more or any better than the average viewer. One great director who understands this is Creator/JeanLucGodard, who discussed the matter with me when I interviewed him in 2000. We were talking about “La Chinoise,” his 1967 collage-like drama about a cell of young Maoists in Paris and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized their inclinations toward political violence]], which, I thought, he filmed with a significant degree [[GrayAndGreyMorality of critical distance]]. He agreed, but said that, at the time of the filming, his critical perspective was 'unconscious,' adding, "My unconscious was right, but it’s the cinema that was right...often what [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory the auteur says]] is even less right, because the auteur is in what he does, not in what he says."''

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-> ''What directors--especially the good ones -- put into their films is different from what comes out of the viewing of those films. Directors are an authority on the former, [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools which is why an interview with a good director is almost always worthwhile]]. But, when it comes to the experience of watching a film, the director doesn’t know any more or any better than the average viewer. One great director who understands this is Creator/JeanLucGodard, who discussed the matter with me when I interviewed him in 2000. We were talking about “La Chinoise,” his 1967 collage-like drama about a cell of young Maoists in Paris and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized their inclinations toward political violence]], which, I thought, he filmed with a significant degree [[GrayAndGreyMorality of critical distance]]. He agreed, but said that, at the time of the filming, his critical perspective was 'unconscious,' adding, "My unconscious was right, but it’s the cinema that was right...often what [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory the auteur says]] is even less right, because the auteur is in what he does, not in what he says."''

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-> ''What directors--especially the good ones -- put into their films is different from what comes out of the viewing of those films. Directors are an authority on the former, [[TropesAreTools which is why an interview with a good director is almost always worthwhile]]. But, when it comes to the experience of watching a film, the director doesn’t know any more or any better than the average viewer. One great director who understands this is Creator/JeanLucGodard, who discussed the matter with me when I interviewed him in 2000. We were talking about “La Chinoise,” his 1967 collage-like drama about a cell of young Maoists in Paris and [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized their inclinations toward political violence]], which, I thought, he filmed with a significant degree [[GrayAndGreyMorality of critical distance]]. He agreed, but said that, at the time of the filming, his critical perspective was 'unconscious,' adding, "My unconscious was right, but it’s the cinema that was right...often what [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory the auteur says]] is even less right, because the auteur is in what he does, not in what he says."''
-->-- '''[[https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/darren-aronofsky-says-mother-is-about-climate-change-but-hes-wrong Richard Brody]]'''


!!By Godard



-> ''What you see with [[Creator/JeanLucGodard Godard]]...is that ten years later, after the movie, you see that he was telling the story. But because of his modern mise-en-scène, the story wasn’t exposed. It appears over time. And in that way he’s like Picasso, or Einstein. Because he’s searching, he’s searching and he finds...People walk out of Godard movies because they say there’s no story, there’s no logic. But there is a story. It’s just exposed differently. For instance, in a classic film you’ll have an actor who says, “I’m the President of the United States.” In a Godard film, you’ll have an actor saying nothing, and you’ll have a voice coming in from somewhere saying, “Mr. President, do you want a glass of water?” That’s his method of exposition. It’s hard to understand. And you need to understand that logic to be moved by the movie. But with time and maybe one sentence in the program, these movies can touch people. Slowly we’re catching up.''
-->-- '''[[http://reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/2168/garrel_interview Philippe Garrel]]'''



-->-- Title Card from his film, ''Filme Socialisme''.

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-->-- Title Card card from his film, ''Filme Socialisme''.



-->-- ''Histoire(s) du Cinéma'', Episode 4a, Tribute to Creator/AlfredHitchcock

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-->-- ''Histoire(s) du Cinéma'', Cinéma'' (documental project made by Godard), Episode 4a, Tribute to Creator/AlfredHitchcock
Creator/AlfredHitchcock

!!About Godard
-> ''What you see with Godard...is that ten years later, after the movie, you see that he was telling the story. But because of his modern mise-en-scène, the story wasn’t exposed. It appears over time. And in that way he’s like Picasso, or Einstein. Because he’s searching, he’s searching and he finds...People walk out of Godard movies because they say there’s no story, there’s no logic. But there is a story. It’s just exposed differently. For instance, in a classic film you’ll have an actor who says, “I’m the President of the United States.” In a Godard film, you’ll have an actor saying nothing, and you’ll have a voice coming in from somewhere saying, “Mr. President, do you want a glass of water?” That’s his method of exposition. It’s hard to understand. And you need to understand that logic to be moved by the movie. But with time and maybe one sentence in the program, these movies can touch people. Slowly we’re catching up.''
-->-- '''[[http://reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/2168/garrel_interview Philippe Garrel]]'''



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-->-- ''Histoire(s) du Cinéma'', Episode 4a, Tribute to Creator/AlfredHitchcock

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-->-- ''Histoire(s) du Cinéma'', Episode 4a, Tribute to Creator/AlfredHitchcockCreator/AlfredHitchcock

-> ''"Godard is a constant source of inspiration. Before I do anything, I go back and look at as many of his films as I can, as a reminder of what’s possible."''
-->--'''Creator/StevenSoderbergh'''


-> ''All you need to make a film is a girl and a gun.''



-> ''All you need to make a film is a girl and a gun.''

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-> ''All you need to make a film is a girl and a gun.''


-->-- Title Card from his film, ''Filme Socialisme''.

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-->-- Title Card from his film, ''Filme Socialisme''.Socialisme''.

-> ''"We have forgotten for what reason''\\
''[[Film/IConfess Montgomery Clift kept an eternal silence]]''\\
''[[Film/{{Psycho}} and Janet Leigh stopped at the Bates Motel]]''\\
''and [[Film/ShadowOfADoubt why Theresa Wright is still devoted to Uncle Charlie]]''\\
''we have forgotten that Creator/HenryFonda [[Film/TheWrongMan is not completely guilty]]''\\
''and [[Film/{{Notorious}} why exactly did the American government]]''\\
''employ Creator/IngridBergman.''\\
''...but we remember''\\
''[[Film/{{Marnie}} a handbag]]''\\
''but we remember a bus''\\
''[[Film/NorthByNorthwest in the desert]]''\\
''but, we remember [[Film/{{Suspicion}} a glass of milk]]''\\
''a [[Film/ForeignCorrespondent windmill's blades]]''\\
''a hairbrush''\\
''but we remember [[Film/TheLodger a row of bottles]]''\\
''a [[Film/StrangersOnATrain pair of glasses]]''
-> ''a [[Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch musical score]]''\\
''a [[Film/{{Notorious}} bunch of keys]]"''
-->-- ''Histoire(s) du Cinéma'', Episode 4a, Tribute to Creator/AlfredHitchcock


-->-- '''[[http://reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/2168/garrel_interview Philippe Garrel]]'''

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-->-- '''[[http://reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/2168/garrel_interview Philippe Garrel]]'''Garrel]]'''

-> ''When the law isn't just, justice comes before the law.''
-->-- Title Card from his film, ''Filme Socialisme''.

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-> ''What you see with [[Creator/JeanLucGodard Godard]]...is that ten years later, after the movie, you see that he was telling the story. But because of his modern mise-en-scène, the story wasn’t exposed. It appears over time. And in that way he’s like Picasso, or Einstein. Because he’s searching, he’s searching and he finds...People walk out of Godard movies because they say there’s no story, there’s no logic. But there is a story. It’s just exposed differently. For instance, in a classic film you’ll have an actor who says, “I’m the President of the United States.” In a Godard film, you’ll have an actor saying nothing, and you’ll have a voice coming in from somewhere saying, “Mr. President, do you want a glass of water?” That’s his method of exposition. It’s hard to understand. And you need to understand that logic to be moved by the movie. But with time and maybe one sentence in the program, these movies can touch people. Slowly we’re catching up.''
-->-- '''[[http://reverseshot.org/interviews/entry/2168/garrel_interview Philippe Garrel]]'''

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