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Jean-Luc Godard

1930-?. French filmmaker and author.

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The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn't.

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All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.

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The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.

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To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body, both go together, they can't be separated.

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Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

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Beauty is composed of an eternal, invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine, and a relative element which might be, either by turns or all at once, period, fashion, moral, passion.

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