By Stephen Scobie
Stephen Scobie celebrates “the maximum movie director of his age” with poetry exploring forty four of Godard’s motion pictures.
Subtle but profound unities play from poem to poem. Characters, destinations, photographs, and the beneficiant use of citation jump-cut and recur to ship the mind's eye reeling in the course of the better works of either artists. Readers could be seduced to linger in the writing and inspired to hunt past, to Godard's personal oeuvre.
The ebook is sharply expected and punctiliously cadenced with the intention to satisfaction readers who will not be accustomed to Godard's motion pictures. these already accustomed to Godard's paintings will locate on the restrict of breath a such a lot lucrative adventure.
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Michel is waiting in front of the board. he looks up at it. U. The board, just as winning horses' names and (winning odds) go up. S. (same as 429) Michel looks away from board and walks off (out of shot) towards betting windows. S. Michel (into shot RE'AR VIEW) goes towards windows. * Man (FACING CAMERA) coming from a window, joins Michel(* REAR VIEW). (QUICK) DISSOLVE IN FRONT OF GRANDSTAND (Crowd noises) MAN: Look at this. 112 Michel cocks an ear as he hears the bell. (Crowd noises) MICHEL: Nothing.
It was too good to be true. It couldn't last. First Pickpocket is working out their accounts on a piece of paper. Michel shuffles, someone cuts, etc.... S. Michel (facing camera) with Jacques right behind him, is coming down the last few steps. (Street noises) (CAMERA PANS) They head for the door (Backs to Camera). 85 In the doorway, Michel stops and turns to Jacques. S. Jacques hesitates, then takes a piece of paper out of his pocket and hands it to Michel. MICHEL: Why, what's the matter . Tell me .
Of handbag). S. A recess in one corner of the hall. Accomplice n. 2 (into shot) appears carrying the bag (already open), quickly takes out the money (hiding his actions) and drops it at the foot of the wall. (CAMERA MOVES IN AND TILTS DOWN on move- ment with bag for C. ) Michel's hand (into shot) takes bag from behind, while his right hand replaces it with a bundle of folded newspapers of similar shape and size. S. A traveler takes out his wallet and, holding it in his left hand, approaches the (crowded) window .
At the Limit of Breath: Poems on the Films of Jean-Luc Godard by Stephen Scobie