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Jean-Luc Godard, Icon of French New Wave Cinema, Dead a 91

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Jean-Luc Godard, Icon of French New Wave Cinema, Dead a 91

Jean-Luc Godard, Icon of French New Wave Cinema, Dead a 91

Jean-Luc Godard, , Icon of French New Wave Cinema, , Dead a 91.

Jean-Luc Godard, , Icon of French New Wave Cinema, , Dead a 91.

The trailblazing and prolific director's death was announced on Sept.

13.

Beginning his career as a film critic during the 1950s, Godard and other French New Wave icons helped change what was possible for cinema.

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His use of uncommon editing and narrative styles - styles that are widely used today - was considered radical and confrontational.

Godard could also be confrontational during interviews, .

... once quipping that "a story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.".

Responding to the news, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that Godard "invented a resolutely modern, intensely free art.".

We are losing a national treasure, a look of genius, Emmanuel Macron, French President, via NBC News.

While Godard's body of work is well-known among cinephiles, his films have rarely been considered mainstream.

While Godard's body of work is well-known among cinephiles, his films have rarely been considered mainstream.

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert wrote a tribute to Godard in the late 1960s.

Godard is a director of the very first rank; no other director in the 1960s has had more influence on the development of the feature-length film, Film Critic Roger Ebert, 1969 Tribute, via NBC News.

He is a pioneer whose present work is not acceptable to present audiences, Film Critic Roger Ebert, 1969 Tribute, via NBC News.

However, Godard's influence on style and filmmaking philosophy is obvious in directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh.

However, Godard's influence on style and filmmaking philosophy is obvious in directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh.

However, Godard's influence on style and filmmaking philosophy is obvious in directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh.

His influence on other directors is gradually creating and educating an audience that will, perhaps in the next generation, be able to look back at his films and see that this is where their cinema began, Film Critic Roger Ebert, 1969 Tribute, via NBC News


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