Godard Video Essay Series Boasts Cars and Guns Galore


Godardloop — a video essay series from Keyframe, producer Michael Baute, and editor Bettina Blickwede — focuses on specific frames from French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard, that highlight several distinct themes in his filmography. Godard once said, “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun,” and the video loop titled Revolver proves he wasn’t shy about using firearms. However, a gun in a Godard film was more like a recontextualized prop that toyed with clichés. The loop entitled Cars should be self-explanatory if you’ve ever seen the filmmaker’s work, particularly Breathless or Week End. Head past the break for a look at both split-screen videos, and let us know if you enjoyed them as much as we did.

[Spotted via Dangerous Minds]