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Everything is Cinema

Richard Brody

Richard Brody’s Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard is a landmark biography of one of the great controversial geniuses of world cinema.

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Jean-Luc Godard is one the most influential film-makers of the last fifty years. Scorsese, Tarantino, Wong Kar-Wai and Lars von Trier are but a few of the directors who have fallen under the spell of his free-wheeling style. In his 1960s heyday Godard – always in dark shades, cigarette in hand – epitomised European cool. But he subsequently grew into one of the most formidable artists the cinema has produced. Writer and film-maker Richard Brody, one of the few to have interviewed Godard in his Swiss retreat, here offers an accessible account of this extraordinary and fascinating artist.


Richard Brody, a film critic and editor at The New Yorker, is also an independent film-maker who lives in New York City. Everything Is Cinema is his first book.

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