1960-1968, new wave, new cinema, reevaluating Hollywood
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1 New wave/French cinema: introduction - re-thinking and re-making French cinema-- Luc Moullet - "Jean-Luc Godard" (April 1960)-- Andre S. Labarthe - "The Purest Vision - "Les Bonnes Femmes" (June 1960)-- Andre S. Labarthe - "Marienbad Year Zero"(September 1961)-- Jean-Luc Godard - "From Critic to Film-Maker" - Godard in interview (December 1962)-- Jean-Louis Comolli, Jean Domarchi, Jean-Andre Fieschi, Pierre Kast, Andre S. Labarthe, Claude Ollier, Jacques Rivette, Francois Weyergans - "The Misfortunes of Muriel" (November 1963)-- cahiers du cinema - "Twenty years of French Cinema - The Best French Films since the Liberation" (March 1965)-- Eric Rohmer - "The Old and the New" - Rohmer in interview with Jean-Claude Biette, Jacques Bontemps, Jean-Louis Comolli (November 1965)-- Andre S. Labarthe - "Pagnol" (December 1965)-- Jean-Louis Comolli - "Polemic - Lelouch, or the Clear Conscience" (July 1966)-- Francois Truffaut - "Evolution of the New Wave" - Truffaut in interview with Jean-Louis Comolli, Jean Narboni (May 1967). Part 2 American cinema - celebration: introduction - the apotheosis of mise en scene-- Fereydoun Hoveyda - "Nicholas Ray's Reply - Party Girl" (May 1960)-- Michel Mourlet - "In Defence of Violence" (May 1960)-- Fereydoun Hoveyda - "Sunspots" (August 1960)-- Michel Mourlet - "The Beauty of Knowledge - Joseph Losey" (September 1960)-- Jean Douchet - "Hitch and his Audience" (November 1960)-- Jean Douchet - "A Laboratory Art - Blind Date" (march 1961). Part 3 American cinema - revaluation: introduction - re-thinking American cinema-- Claude Chabrol, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Luc Godard, Pierre Kast, Luc Moullet, Jacques Rivette, Francois Truffaut - "Questions about American cinema - a discussion" (December 1963-January 1964)-- Claude Ollier - "A King in New York - King Kong" (May-June 1965)-- Jean-Louis Comolli, Jean-Andre Fieschi, Gerard Guegan, Michael Mardore, Claude Ollier, Andre Techine - "Twenty years On - A Discussion about American Cinema and the politique des auteurs" (November 1965)-- Jean-Louis Comolli - "Notes on the New Spectator" (April 1966)-- Jean Narboni - "Against the Clock - Red Line 7000" (July 1966). Part 4 Towards a new cinema/new criticism: introduction - re-thinking the function of cinema and criticism-- Bernard Dort - "Towards a Brechtian Criticism of Cinema" (December 1960)-- Fereydoun Hoveyda - "Cinema verite, or Fantastic Realism" (November 1961)-- Fereydoun Hoveyda - "Self-Criticism" (December 1961)-- Louis marcorelles - "The Leacock Experiment" (February 1963)-- Jean-Andre Fieschi - "Neo-neo-realism - bandits at orgosolo" (March 1963)-- Roland Barthes - "Towards a Semiotics of Cinema" - Barthes in interview with Michel Delahaye, Jacques Rivette (September 1963)-- Jean-Andre Fieschi - "The Falling Sickness - Fists in the Pocket" (June 1966). (Part contents).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
In the turbulent sixties, the provocative French film journal "Cahiers du Cinema" was at its most influential and controversial. The first successes of the New Wave by major "Cahiers" contributors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer, and Claude Chabrol focused international attention on the revitalization of French cinema and its relation to film criticism; and in the early 1960s the journal's laudatory critiques of popular American moves were attaining the greatest notoriety. As the articles, interviews, and polemical discussions in this volume reveal, the 1960s saw the beginnings of significant new directions in film-making and film criticism - changes in which the New Wave itself was a major factor. The selections, translated under the supervision of the British Film Institute, are annotated by Jim Hillier, and context is provided in his general introduction and part introductions. The book provides an understanding of the important changes that took place in cinema and film criticism in the 1960s and beyond. (source: Nielsen Book Data)