Nalysing Film:The Girl Chewing Gum (1976, John Smith) and Une femme est une femme (1961, Jean-Luc Godard)

Analysing Film Form

Chance and Coherence

Screening:
The Girl Chewing Gum (1976, John Smith) and Une femme est une femme (1961, Jean-Luc Godard)

Reading

a Roud, Richard (1970) a?Reality and Abstractiona, Godard, 2nd ed., London: Thames and Hudson, 71-99.

a Burch, NoA«l (1973) a?Chance and its Functionsa, Theory of Film Practice, London: Secker and Warburg, 105-121.

Lecture Topics

In this lecture weall consider how Jean-Luc Godardas filmmaking is founded on the difference between documentary and fiction, reality and abstraction, chance and mise en scA?ne, and dispersion and coherence. Weall see how Godard lays bare the device while also retaining a Bazinian conviction in cinemaas bond to reality.

New addition to reading list:

Frye, Brian (2003) a?Interview with John Smitha Millennium Film Journal 39-40, pp.32-49.