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Michael Wood: ‘Judex’, 17 July 2014

... Georges Franju​ ’s Judex (1963), expertly restored and newly released by Criterion, invites us to time travel of a double kind: into the 1960s, when it was made, into the 1910s, where it is set and where its stylistic loyalties lie. The film was respectfully received when it first appeared – no French critic wanted to attack the man who, with Henri Langlois, had founded the Cinémathèque ...


Gilberto Perez: Godard’s Method, 1 April 2004

Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at 70 
by Colin MacCabe.
Bloomsbury, 432 pp., £25, November 2003, 0 7475 6318 7
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... part two years earlier than the first), takes place before the beginning. In an exchange with Georges Franju in the 1960s, after granting that a film should have a beginning, a middle and an end, Godard famously added: ‘but not necessarily in that order’. Eloge de l’amour is his most resonant justification of that pronouncement. The ...

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