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JLG/Criterion

by UncleTito

Created 07/31/12

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Godard is one of my most favorite filmmakers so, realizing I've seen all of his films that Criterion has released, I thought I'd make one of these lists ranking them from 1 to 12 (but all of them definitely worth watching).

12 comments

  • By Reeniop5
    November 15, 2012
    10:04 PM

    Got 1,2,3 & 11!
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  • By Sidney
    November 19, 2012
    06:28 PM

    Have 1 & 3. Should be receiving 2 very soon.
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  • By S. Edward Burns
    November 19, 2012
    08:49 PM

    "A Film at Fifty: revisiting Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre sa vie" ArtsEditor.com feature article, 2012 http://artseditor.com/html/features/1112_vivre.shtml
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  • By futurestar
    December 18, 2012
    07:27 PM

    whom cares who got what? I guess if you don't have them you can't rate them. Godard was evolutionary in his record pace that the dozen films listed here were made in a dozen years. There were another 6 or 7 made during the same period including "Sympathy For The Devil" - The Rolling Stones documentary from 1970 and as the decade known as the 1960s ended. A growing disenchantment of French society with an alarming disconnect from the French government, Godard turned into a social revolutionist which landed in him in Switzerland. his imprint on modern cinema makes him a generational icon and master of his craft. I agree with the the # 1 pick here. the rest come down to personal taste although Band of Outsiders, Alphaville, Contempt, Breathless, and Pierrot Le Fou should show up often on top list where foreign films reign. He also doubled as a pioneer in brand identity in modern advertising with his media play on words, color fonts, and subliminal product placement.
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  • By paul beauparlant
    December 20, 2012
    11:43 PM

    Your 12 would be my #1 and your 8,10 and 1 would be my 2, 3 and 4
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    • By futurestar
      December 21, 2012
      10:37 AM

      you know your godard. good choices all.
  • By Aleksi
    December 27, 2012
    10:33 AM

    I do hope Criterion will release more Godard, especially Une Femme Mariée, Passion, Détective, and Notre Musique.

    As far as a list goes, I like the tribute to JLG, but I would have liked to read your thoughts about the films of one of your favorite directors...
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  • By mike s.
    December 29, 2012
    03:56 PM

    But WHO's your favorite director?
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  • By Maxwolf333
    December 31, 2012
    09:04 AM

    I would love to see a Godard film made after Tout Va Bien enter the collection...
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  • By paul beauparlant
    January 03, 2013
    04:47 PM

    just saw Six In Paris which is available on dvd (new yorker films). with one segment by Jean-Luc. try and seek it out
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  • By Sam Rasnake
    March 01, 2013
    11:22 PM

    Turtles all the way down, as the Zen saying goes. Good, good list.
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  • By Hotz
    November 17, 2013
    10:40 PM

    All i'm missing is Tour Va Bien. Godard is a film God
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