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#1 Post by sevenarts » Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:46 pm

Jean-Luc Godard (1930-present)


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Operation Beton (short, 1955)

Une femme coquette (short, 1956)

Charlotte et Veronique (short, 1957) Criterion (R1)

Une histoire d'eau (short, 1958) [w/ Francois Truffaut] R3 Korea "Their First Films" - R4 Australia

Charlotte et son Jules (short, 1958) R3 Korea "Their First Films"

Breathless (1960) Criterion (R1) Raro (R2)

Le Petit Soldat (1960) Raro (R2)

A Woman Is a Woman (1961) Criterion (R1)

La Paresse (segment of The Seven Deadly Sins, 1962)

My Life To Live (1962) R4 Australia, Madman

Il Nuovo Mondo (segment of Ro.Go.Pa.G, 1963) Tartan Pasolini Box Set Vol. 1 (R2)

Les Carabiniers (1963)

Contempt (1963) Criterion (R1)

Reportage sur Orly (short, 1964)

Band of Outsiders (1964) Criterion (R1)

Le Grand escroc (segment of The Beautiful Swindlers, 1964)

A Married Woman (1964) NY Film Annex (R1)

Montparnasse-Levallois (segment of Six In Paris, 1965) France unsubtitled R2

Alphaville (1965) Criterion (R1)

Pierrot le fou (1965) France unsubtitled (R2) Fox Lorber (R1)

Masculin Feminin (1966) Criterion (R1)

Made in U.S.A. (1966) Optimum (R2) Raro (R2)

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967) Nouveaux (R2)

Anticipation (segment of The Oldest Profession, 1967)

La Chinoise (1967) AV Channel (R4) Optimum (R2)

Camera-oeil (segment of Far From Vietnam, 1967)

L'Amore (segment of Love & Anger, 1967) NoShame (R1)

Week-end (1967) Artificial Eye (R2) New Yorker (R1)

Film-tracts #s 7-10, 12-16, 23, 40 (shorts, 1968)

Film-tract #1968 (short, 1968) [w/Gerard Fromanger] R2 France, "Les Mouvements Des Images" - May '68 Films

A Film Like Any Other (1968)

One + One (1968) R2 UK, Fabulous Pictures

Le Gai Savoir (1969)

Vladimir et Rosa (1970) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin]

See You At Mao (1970) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin]

Pravda (1970) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin]

Le Vent d'est (1970) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin]

Lotte in Italia (1971) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin]

One P.M. (1972) [w/DA Pennebaker] Pennebaker Hegedus Films (R1)

Tout Va Bien (1972) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin] Criterion (R1)

Letter To Jane (short, 1972) [w/Jean-Pierre Gorin] Criterion (R1)

Numero Deux (1975)

Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1976) [w/Anne-Marie Mieville]

Ici et ailleurs (1976) [w/Anne-Marie Mieville]

France/tour/detour/enfants (1977) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville]

Comment ca va? (1978) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville]

Scenario de 'Sauve qui peut la vie' (short, 1979) Artificial Eye (R2) "Slow Motion"

Slow Motion (1980) Artificial Eye (R2)

Scenario du film 'Passion' (short, 1981)

Lettre a Freddy Buache (short, 1982)

Passion (1982) R2 France, Cahiers Du Cinema

Changer d'image (short, 1982)

Prenom Carmen (1983) R2 UK, Optimum - R2 Italy, Raro

Petites notes a propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie' (short, 1983) R1 New Yorker "Hail Mary"

Hail Mary (1985) R1 New Yorker

Detective (1985) R2 UK, Optimum - R2 Italy, Raro

Soft Conversation on Hard Subjects (1985) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville]

Grandeur et decadence d'un petit commerce du cinema (1986)

Meetin' WA (short, 1986)

King Lear (1987)

Armide (segment of Aria, 1987) R1 Image

Keep Your Right Up (1987) R1 Facets - R1 Facets

On s'est tous defile (short, 1988)

Le dernier mot (segment of The French As Seen By..., 1988)

Puissance de la parole (short, 1988)

Le Rapport Darty (1989) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville]

Nouvelle Vague (1990) R2 France, Cahiers Du Cinema

Lettre a Thomas Wainggai (segment of Contre l'oubli, 1991)

Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)

The Kids Play Russian (short, 1993)

Helas pour moi (1993) R2 France, Cahiers Du Cinema unsubtitled

L'enfance de l'art (segment of How Are the Kids?, 1993)

Je vous salue, Sarjevo (short, 1994) ECM (R2) France, ECM

2x50 Years of French Cinema (1995) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville] R2 France, Gaumont

"Histoire(s) du cinema" unsubtitled

JLG/JLG: autoportrait de decembre (1995)

Plus Oh (music video, 1996)

For Ever Mozart (1996) R1 New Yorker

The Old Place (short, 1998) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville] R2 France, ECM

Histoire(s) du cinema (1989-1998) R2 France, Gaumont

De L'origine du XXIe siecle (short, 2000) R2 France, ECM

Eloge de l'amour (2001) R2 UK, Optimum - R1 New Yorker

Liberte et patrie (short, 2002) [w/ Anne-Marie Mieville] R2 France, ECM

Dans le noir du temps (segment of Ten Minutes Older, 2002) R2 UK, Blue Dolphin

Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinema (2004)

Notre musique (2004) R2 UK, Optimum - R1 Wellspring -

R1 Wellspring

Vrai faux passport (short, 2006)

Forum Discussion

Alphaville (Criterion)

Band of Outsiders (Criterion)

Breathless (Criterion)

Breathless no longer a Godard film

Brigitte Bardot

Les Carabiniers (Godard, 1963)

Contempt (Criterion)

Une femme mariée (Godard, 1964)

Godard in Japan

Godard on DVD

Godard Shorts on DVD: ECM

Une histoire d'eau

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Ingmar Bergman on Other Filmmakers

Jean-Luc Godard: Cinema is Over

A Married Woman (Une femme mariée)

Masculin féminin (Criterion)

Meetin' WA

New Yorker: Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend

Optimum: La Chinoise & Detective (Godard)

Pierrot le fou (Criterion)

Les Sept Péchés Capitaux (Various, 1962)

Tout va Bien (Criterion)

Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Godard, 1967)

A Woman Is a Woman (Criterion)

Web Resources

Senses Of Cinema

Cinema = Jean-Luc Godard = Cinema

The Godard Experience

BFI Features

Strictly Film School


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#2 Post by vertovfan » Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:46 pm

I see that Arte has Godard's Masculin-Feminin and Deux ou Trois Choses listed as new releases. I assume there are no subtitles, but does anyone know about the picture quality? Does Arte have a good track record in that regard? I was also wondering about their release of Resnais' Muriel. Any info would be much appreciated!

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#3 Post by Arn777 » Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:19 pm

Arte is usually reliable quality-wise. But these don't appear to have English subs I think. The supplements look interesting from what is listed on I am planning to buy these too very soon and can report back once I get them.

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#4 Post by ola t » Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:21 pm

According to Jonathan Rosenbaum's "Global Discoveries on DVD" column in Cinema Scope (link), the sound on La Chant du styrène, included as an extra on the Muriel disc, was so badly out of sync with the picture that the disc has supposedly been pulled from the market at Resnais's request. I haven't heard of any problems with the main feature, though.

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#5 Post by vertovfan » Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:21 am

I'd love to hear your opinion once you get the discs, Arn. The Muriel issue explains why I can't find it on - though it still appears to available directly from Arte. I wondered why seemed to disappear a scant few months after its release. I hope they're fixing the problem instead of scrapping the disc.

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#6 Post by Arn777 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:14 am

Since it looks like Criterion will get these two via Rialto (hopefully sooner rather than later), I will only order 2 ou 3 Choses since it's one of my fav Godard. Neither Amazon nor Fnac have it in stock at the moment, but will report when I get it.

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#7 Post by Lino » Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:29 am

Masculin-Feminin review (in French) and Deux ou trois choses review (also in French)

BTW, they're both very positive. :)

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#8 Post by mbowmanh » Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:50 am

According to moviemail, "Masculin Feminin" will be released in the UK on Feb 28, 2005.

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#9 Post by drpauligari » Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:40 pm

As well as Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle, apparently...

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#10 Post by mbowmanh » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:07 pm

I was too quick with my first reply. On the same date Weekend and Vivre sa vie (my life to live) will also be issued.

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#11 Post by Oedipax » Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:24 pm

This is great news!

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#12 Post by Arn777 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:50 pm

I received '2 ou 3 choses...' this morning. It looks quite good, the print used is fine and clean although the compression (and definition) is not the best. The extras are interesting, but as for the film, there are no subtitles. Arte has also included a great 44 pages booklet (all text from Alain Bergala, and reprints from articles published when the film was released).

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#13 Post by Oedipax » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:05 pm

Does anyone have the Region 1 DVD of this Godard film, and can tell me which version of the film it is and if it has the correct aspect ratio (and so on...)?
As far as I know it's the producer's cut which means the completed song plays during the end credits - I don't remember if there were any other differences aside from that.

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#14 Post by vertovfan » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:31 am

Also the opening titles say "Sympathy for the Devil" rather than "One Plus One," and have a different appearance than Godard's usual. Incidently, I have a Japanese DVD whose cover says "One Plus One" (in Godard's usual sixties font), but the actual film on the disc is the same old producer's cut with "Sympathy for the Devil" credits and the complete song at the end. Has anyone actually managed to find Godard's version?


#15 Post by solent » Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:47 pm

Someone posted the news that THE JEAN-LUC GODARD COLLECTION VOL. 2 will be released in the UK on Feb. 22. The set will comprise: PIERROT LE FOU / MADE IN USA / FIRST NAME CARMEN.

So far I have only found it listed on one UK site: Play.Com. (With the same pre-order date). If this is true [I haven't found Miles at Isle of Wight confirmed yet] then this will be the first release on video in any English speaking country of MADE IN USA. I will definitely be buying this one. The other R2 Godards - like MASCULINE will probably be Criterions so I'd recommend waiting for R1 on those.

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#16 Post by Donald Brown » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:01 am also has it listed here, has it here.


#17 Post by solent » Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:51 pm

Thanks DB. I wonder if Warners, in the UK, have the rights to other Godard rarities. Imagine a Box [vol. 3] with UNE FEMME MARIEE & LA CHINOISE in it. My understanding is that the first film is in the "public domain" (if that is a feasible concept in these days). Finding the best source print of rare Godard films is what counts however.

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#18 Post by Nihonophile » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:42 pm

I just watched this movie, and was just plain confused at the end when the colors appeared and the finished song played, I hadn't fully grasped the film yet and these things just pushed it out of my grasp.

Consulting Jean luc Godard Interviews I found that the finished song, the colors and the title were all the producers choice and that during a screening of the producers version Godard punched Iain Quarrier (his producer) in the face and told the audience to get a refund and donate their money to the Eldridge Cleaver Fund, threatening those who didn't to be bourgeois fascists.

The dvd goes even further with contradicting Godard's message by being sold as a Rolling Stones movie usually placed in the music dvd section of stores. The dvd features a music video of some reworking of the song with NERD or something like that. It had absolutely nothing to do with Godard or the movie.

I'd love to see the real version of this movie available on dvd

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#19 Post by miloauckerman » Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:13 am

The Neptunes remixed "Sympathy for the Devil" last year. One of the few terrible things they've done, though not the worst.

I assume that the Neptunes remix and the remastered Stones were the big reason this even got released on DVD.

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#20 Post by Oedipax » Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:42 pm

According to Amazon, Hail Mary was released on DVD this past week. Does anyone know of any reviews, or has anyone purchased it? There seems to be so little coverage of this disc online that I somewhat doubt its existence, or at least fear the worst, that it's some kind of VHS-port hack job. I've never heard of the company putting it out, either, Jef Films. Here's the link.

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#21 Post by pianocrash » Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:38 am

Judging from the reviews of their other releases (just search under the film company's name on amazon, & there you go), it seems to point to VHS-hack job territory. I'm content with my dubbed vhs copy, which didn't cost me $24.95. It's too bad any other company hasn't stepped foreward with this title, a shame, really. Think of the extras! Ebert's 1 1/2 star review! The catholic church & ensuing protest footage! A newly taped interview of Godard (3 minutes long, or maybe just him giving a bronx cheer and walking off)! Maybe a roundtable with actual protesters who were on the picket lines in front of movie theaters, and why they hated it so much and how it changed their lives! A free basketball shrinkwrapped on the first 1000 copies! I can't wait.

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#22 Post by vertovfan » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:22 am

This setjust showed up at the Raro Video site - it has Breathless, Le Petit Soldat, and Made in U.S.A. All are listed with English subs. Anyone know about the quality of these, especially how Made in U.S.A. compares with the recent British release?

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#23 Post by Dylan » Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:29 pm

Any reviews of this release online yet? Anybody here get it?

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#24 Post by Donald Trampoline » Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:36 pm

Yes, please! Somebody buy this or rent this and let us know. I can add one piece of helpful info to look out for: As with a lot of Godard, the correct aspect ratio for this film is 1.33.

(Per Bordwell and Thompson's "Film History: An Introduction" which has a color frame enlargement (from the actual film print) of a particular shot, the balance of which you can obviously see would be harmed by cropping it to a 1.66 or 1.85. )

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#25 Post by BrightEyes23 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:41 pm

This doesnt even appear to be on sale anymore...any word? I suppose its a December wait for the Raro?

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