Cinema: Ghost Sonata

Ghost Sonanta

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Screenplay by Anne-Marie Mieville and Jean-Claude Carrière

For two decades, Jean-Luc Godard has been cinema's master of collage. His films assemble scraps of dust-jacket wisdom, revolutionary rhetoric, sexual aggression, the music and the language of the streets, images from books, TV, magazines and billboards, forming a mosaic that melds the graphic wit of a Braque guitar with the anarchic intensity of a kidnaper's ransom note. In Every Man for Himself, the first Godard film to be distributed in the U.S. since 1972, he has tried to make an accessible movie while still...

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