JEAN-LUC GODARD Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Jean-Luc Godard.                                                         
Born: 3 December 1930 Paris, France                                             
Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930) is a                                     
French and Swiss filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the       
Nouvelle Vague, or "French New Wave".                                           
Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland,   
later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the Sorbonne in Paris, where he studied
ethnology. During his time at the Sorbonne, he became involved with the young   
group of filmmakers and film theorists that gave birth to the New Wave.         
Known for stylistic implementations that challenged, at their focus, the       
conventions of Hollywood cinema, he became universally recognized as the most   
audacious and radical of the New Wave filmmakers. He adopted a position in     
filmmaking that was unambiguously political. His work reflected a fervent       
knowledge of film history, a comprehensive understanding of existential and     
Marxist philosophy, and a scholarly disposition that placed him as the lone     
filmmaker among the public intellectuals of the Rive Gauche.