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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Chet Baker’s lonesome trumpet hovers over Let’s Get Lost, a scattered yet ultimately moving documentary on the “James Dean of jazz.” Baker didn’t know how near death he was when the film was shot in 1988; he obviously enjoyed the attention but the shadow of heroin was never far off. Along
02.21.2010 | | Posted at 08:45 AM

Jean-Luc Godard's Satire

By David Luhrssen
The worldwide acclaim of Breathless (1960) transformed film critic Jean-Luc Godard into the leading director of the French new wave and infante terrible of European art house cinema. Fascinated yet repelled by Hollywood, Godard approached the structure of Hollywood narrative movies with an eye for pushing cinema toward new horizons. In his mind, he may have been like a Renaissance painter who ju...
05.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
A woman�s hand, followed by a man�s arm, touch on a blank white surface. The man�s voice is heard as the back of her head appears. Most scenes to follow are acutely aware of themselves as being a film, an artifact, not merely a window onto reality. Out June 2 on DVD, Jean-Luc Godard�s Une Femme Mariee (A Married Woman) peers more deeply into reality than most �realistic� movies. In his 19...
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Theatre - 7 p.m.

One of Jean-Luc Godard’s most infamous commercial films, 1963’s Contempt follows a conflicted screenwriter as he attempts to perfect a script for a film version of The Odyssey—his job is made much more difficult by the meddling of just about everyone in his life, including his beautiful wife, played by Brigitte Bardot...