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Killing Me Softly?: An Examination of the Depiction of Violence in the Early Films of Jean-Luc Godard (1960-1967) by [Lawston, Andrew]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2036 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Andrew K Lawston (3 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GF1X9QK
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Having read and greatly enjoyed Andrew K Lawston's short story compilation, "Something Nice", I saw that he had written an essay about the French director, Jean-Luc Godard, and decided to download it, even though I was not familiar with the work of Godard and was rather intimidated by the subject matter! Luckily, I was not disappointed. Lawston has skilfully written his essay so that it appeals to readers who are not familiar with Godard's work and (I imagine) those who are. The essay is about the unusual portrayal of violence in the films of Godard, and describes relevant moments from the films vividly and clearly. I was also interested by the explanation of the wider context, both in terms of contemporaneous developments in world cinema, and international affairs such as France's involvements in conflicts in Indo-China and Africa. I really enjoyed it, and would highly recommend it!
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As someone who was introduced to the cinematic world of Jean-Luc Godard as a teenager, this dissertation by Andrew Lawston is incredibly interesting and highlights many good points on the French film-makers early work. While the focus is on the violence used in Godard's work, it manages to evoke much of his style and filmic sensibilities, making you yearn to watch his works again. Very well-researched, and superbly written as always. A must-read if you're a film fan.
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This thesis shows that, as per other industries, the film industry is significantly bound by financial limitations, certainly for starting directors. It brings the industry down to the same level as other, more mundane activities. This also put the inventiveness and genius of the director in the limelight - despite all the restrictions, the works are significant.
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An thorough and insightful examination of the role of 'soft' violence as depicted in Godard's early films. Andrew K. Lawston presents challenging and intelligent interpretations and a lively discussion of the varied reasons 'Killing me Softly' was such a prominent technique in his work.
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