Eric Rohmer

Int.: René Clair, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch; Prod.: Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique, Ministère de l’éducation nationale, France; Serie: Civilisations, a cura di Georges Gaudu. DigiBeta. 

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Eric Rohmer’s interviews with three great filmmakers: René Clair, who made his debut during the silent film era, Jean Rouch, who belonged to the post-war transition period, and Jean-Luc Godard, one of the most significant proponents of the “Nouvelle vague”. The following issues are dealt with: the history of cinematic techniques, the transition from silent to sound, the art of performing arts, theater, novels, writing and images, television… These three men express their points of view on the art of moving images and their personal vision of cinema. In fact, what role should be given to the images of the end of the 1960s? “That René Clair, for example, basically considers film as an invention at the service of the performing arts, and that Jean Rouch and Jean-Luc Godard assert, on the contrary, the quality of “writer” or “painter-man of letters” provide an occasion for debate on cinema as a performing art and cinema as writing..

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