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Charles Woodhead <[log in to unmask]>
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is pleased to announce that

Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian<>
By Michael Witt

has been awarded the

2014 Limina Award for the Best International Film Studies Book

"If we think of Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma not so much as an autonomous work of art but rather, as German critic Philipp Stadelmaier suggests, as a long and learned commentary on the history of cinema, and if we think of critical commentary not just as an intellectual exercise but as the prolongation of the art work by other means, or rather as the 'Vollendung des Kunstwerks', as the German Romantics would say, then Godard and his Histoire(s) have found their match in Michael Witt and his book Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian. The fruit of a decades-long engagement with Godard's most difficult and challenging works, Witt's beautifully produced and profusely and intelligently illustrated book offers the most penetrating analysis of Histoire(s) du cinéma to date and stands as a model for learned commentary in film scholarship. 'Vollendung des Kunstwerks' indeed."

Originally released as a videographic experiment in film history, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma has been widely hailed as a landmark in how we think about and narrate cinema history, and in how history is taught through cinema. In this stunningly illustrated volume, Michael Witt explores Godard's landmark work as both a specimen of an artist's vision and a philosophical statement on the history of film. Witt contextualizes Godard's theories and approaches to historiography and provides a guide to the wide-ranging cinematic, aesthetic, and cultural forces that shaped Godard's groundbreaking ideas on the history of cinema.

Michael Witt is co-director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at University of Roehampton in London. He is co-editor of several books on French film including Jean-Luc Godard: Documents; The French Cinema Book; and For Ever Godard.

Indiana University Press

November 2013 288pp 261 colour illustrations

9780253007285 PB £22.99

now only £16.74 when you quote CS0414JEAN when you order.

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