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Cadre de vie. Jean-Luc Godard’s "Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle" (1967), French TV and architectural discourse


Maurer, Jacqueline (2020). Cadre de vie. Jean-Luc Godard’s "Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle" (1967), French TV and architectural discourse. Kwartalnik Filmowy, (109):68-85.

Abstract

The article demonstrates how Jean-Luc Godard’s Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle (1967) contributed to the contemporary critical discourse on (social) housing estates (grands ensembles). With his work, the filmmaker aimed to show the grand ensemble, or ‘the big(ger) picture’ of what it meant to live in contemporary consumerist oriented France. The protagonist Juliette Johnson represents the French citizen and simultaneously the metaphor of the Paris Region that underwent a huge transformation. The main interest of the text lies in the use of the 360-degree pan shot and the notion of cadre (frame), as they connect film theory and the contemporary discourse about how the décor, i.e. the (built) environment, influences people’s cadre de vie (living conditions). A close reading of two film sequences and a historical contextualisation of architectural discourses and theories is completed by a comparison with documentary TV programmes. While they had fostered the critical discussion about housing estates already before, they used the panorama shot only after Deux ou trois choses... .

Abstract

The article demonstrates how Jean-Luc Godard’s Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle (1967) contributed to the contemporary critical discourse on (social) housing estates (grands ensembles). With his work, the filmmaker aimed to show the grand ensemble, or ‘the big(ger) picture’ of what it meant to live in contemporary consumerist oriented France. The protagonist Juliette Johnson represents the French citizen and simultaneously the metaphor of the Paris Region that underwent a huge transformation. The main interest of the text lies in the use of the 360-degree pan shot and the notion of cadre (frame), as they connect film theory and the contemporary discourse about how the décor, i.e. the (built) environment, influences people’s cadre de vie (living conditions). A close reading of two film sequences and a historical contextualisation of architectural discourses and theories is completed by a comparison with documentary TV programmes. While they had fostered the critical discussion about housing estates already before, they used the panorama shot only after Deux ou trois choses... .

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Cinema Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
900 History
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jean-Luc Godard; French cinema; housing estate; architecture; Cité des 4000 Sud; panorama shot
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:11 Feb 2021 09:29
Last Modified:18 Feb 2021 08:27
Publisher:Polska Akademia Nauk * Instytut Sztuki
ISSN:0452-9502
Additional Information:Die Autorin wünscht, dass das PDF wieder entfernt wird, damit es nicht zwei unterschiedliche DOI-Adressen erhält.
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.36744/kf.274

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