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The Representation of Politics: The Films of Jean-Luc Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group, 1967-1972

Topp, Dominic (2014) The Representation of Politics: The Films of Jean-Luc Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group, 1967-1972. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This thesis examines the films made by Jean-Luc Godard, both alone and in collaboration with others, between 1967 and 1972. Whereas previous accounts have characterised these films as a relatively unified phase of Godard’s career, both thematically and formally, I argue that they can best be understood not as one consistent project but as the exploration of a number of different approaches to political cinema, and as a dynamic interaction between a highly idiosyncratic filmmaker and a changing political and cultural landscape before, during and after the events of May 1968.

Making reference to a range of original documents, some of them translated into English for the first time, this thesis offers a detailed and comprehensive account of a portion of Godard’s career that has been neglected in recent years, with a methodological approach that enables it to shed new light on a diverse and challenging group of films.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Smith, Murray
Uncontrolled keywords: Jean-Luc Godard; Dziga Vertov Group; Political modernism; Historical poetics of cinema; Film form; Film style; Editing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 11:00 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47917 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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