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What does it take to make a movie – a girl and a gun!



French Revolution in 1789 disrupted the political and social fabric. After two centuries of this revolution, even in the world of cinema, France caught a glimpse of the revolutionary filmmaker. his name was Jean-Luc Godard, If Goddard spoke of revolution, it was because the films he made were not only ahead or ahead of the times, but also so experimental that they would immediately shake civilized society. Goddard was the first film critic. Then becomes a director. Directed the first film “A bout de souffle”. Criminal drama. Girlfriend of a criminal who runs away after killing a police officer, who cheats on her lover into a meeting with the police. This film was a great experiment in the social scene of the time. This experience was widely appreciated. The film also created a box office record and earned a lot.

To know why Jean-Luc Godard made such a film, you have to remember one of his statements. Before getting into film, Goddard wrote, “What do you need to make a movie? A girl and a gun! Goddard proved this claim by making ‘Breathless’. If someone associated with the movie world says such a thing publicly, then many noses and eyebrows will start to shrink. But that thing was well said…, that too in the 1960s. Goddard’s “Breathless” not only falls into the category of an all-time classic for one use, but the other uses that have come into its workmanship also make it exceptional.

Goddard’s experiments became an example
Filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy and Raj Kapoor have experimented a lot with Indian cinema. Made the cinema a success. Satyajit Ray also used to sketch his films before filming scenes. His ‘Pather Panchali’ was made and completed in this way. Raj Kapoor and Bimal Roy are also known for their experiences with cinema. Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard He made many such experiments, which became an example for later filmmakers. For example, Goddard is famous for the decisions he makes while shooting his movies. That is, telling the dialogue at the time of shooting the scene, making changes in the scene. His tried-and-true method of film editing, known as the “jump cut,” is used extensively in “Breathless.”

Ad hoc script changes
Goddard’s other films, such as the documentary “Alphaville”, “Crazy Pete”, “My Life to Live” and “The Little Soldier”, have been widely acclaimed. According to the BBC report, Actors in Goddard’s films often didn’t know when their lines would change. This experiment by Goddard must have been the subject of much criticism. His films, especially on controversial subjects, have occasionally worried critics. But it never made a difference for Jean-Luc Godard and didn’t have to.

director’s movie
Jean-Luc Godard was a critic before becoming a director, watching the same film several times. So when he made his films, he never compromised. Goddard and all the directors like him who made the cinema of the new current followed firmly this one thing that “the film will be made as the director wants”. As a critic, he knew how films should be. He has written for a long time in the famous cinema magazine ‘Cahiers du Cinéma’. In his reviews, Goddard used to criticize films as short-sighted. So even when Pope John Paul II denounced his film, Haley Mary, Goddard did not shy away from his style.

Keywords: cinema