JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY – £59.99
Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Featrures – Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968), British Sounds (1970), Le Vent D’est (1970), Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).
UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES (1968) – Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers’ and students’ protests.
BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) – Hour-long experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto.
LE VENT D’EST (1970) – The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism.
LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) – focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.
VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) – The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentation of all films
Original uncompressed monaural audio
Optional English subtitles
A Conversation with JLG – Interview with Jean-Luc Godard from 2010 by Dominique Maillet and Pierre-Henri Gibert
Michael Witt on Godard, Gorin and the Dziga Vertov Group – Professor Witt, author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian, takes an in-depth look at the films and filmmakers of this collection
“Schick After-Shave” – a 1971 commercial by Godard
Newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
A 60-page full-colour booklet featuring a revised version of a lengthy essay by Michael Witt never before published in English; vintage texts by Godard appearing in English for the first time; archival interviews with Godard and Gorin; and a copious selection of stills from the films.
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