Douglas Morrey
Search for other papers by Douglas Morrey in
Current site
Google Scholar
Schooling: 1968–72
in Jean-Luc Godard
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

Le Gai Savoir marks, within Jean-Luc Godard's œuvre, the mythic return to zero that had been repeatedly called for over the preceding two years. If this is the case, it is doubtless largely because the film is articulated around the rupture represented by the student revolt and accompanying strikes and demonstrations associated with May 1968. Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin's collaborative approach is bound up with a certain rejection of auteurism on Godard's part, which he considered to be incompatible with radical socialist politics. Pravda, filmed in Czechoslovakia by Godard and Gorin with a Czech documentary team, but edited by Godard alone, is perhaps exemplary in this regard. Tout va bien, co-directed with Jean-Pierre Gorin, was Godard's first broadly commercial film since he turned his back on the mainstream film industry in 1968. The scene is filmed in one long tracking shot behind the checkouts at this enormous supermarket.

  • Collapse
  • Expand


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 91 17 5
Full Text Views 44 6 1
PDF Downloads 25 8 1