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Jean-Luc Godard

Godard and Truffaut: Their spiky, complex friendship is its own great story in 'Two in the Wave'

In the late ’50s and early ’60s, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut were the Lennon and McCartney of the French New Wave. Godard, the detached, acerbic one, was eggheaded and vinegary, a playfully acidic intellectual bomb-thrower who, as time wore on, acquired a streak of bitter accusatory leftism.

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Cannes: Jean-Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme' has his avant dazzle, but it isn't pretty if you read between the lines

Image Credit: Stephanie Cardinale/People Avenue/CorbisYears ago at Cannes, I attended a screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du Cinéma and ended up walking out after 20 minutes – not because I didn’t like the film, but because it was being shown in French without English subtitles.

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