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Cinematic pioneer Jean-Luc Godard redefined film with such masterful features as Contempt, Breathless and Weekend, then began turning out countless experimental works over the following decades. Through it all, he demonstrated an ingrained love of the medium. That admiration is reflected in his video series Histoires du Cinema - eight episodes, created over a period of ten years, that pay unreserved homage to the history and craft of moviemaking. In it, Godard covers a wide berth of subtopics including the origins of cinema, neo-realism, big-budget Hollywood and much more. He also includes countless film extracts, an eclectic selection of tunes, and the voices of such icons as Alfred Hitchcock and Juliette Binoche.
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