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Origine et fin : Méthode(s). À partir et autour des Histoire(s) du cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard

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Origine et fin : Méthode(s). À partir et autour des Histoire(s) du cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard

Habib, André (2001) Origine et fin : Méthode(s). À partir et autour des Histoire(s) du cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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A This master's thesis explores the question of origins and death in Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire ( s ) du cinéma (1987-1997). Methodologically, technically, and conceptually, the philosophical and historiographic perspectives offered in Histoire ( s ) are shown to reside on the "Before" and "After": two potentialities that are in perpetual exchange, displacement and convergence throughout the work. The dichotomy of birth and death is explained in terms of loss and survival, search for cinema in the wake of its disappearance, return to the origins as a way of defying death and paying tribute to the dead. Histoire ( s ) du cinéma is analysed as a "writing" of history, a "process" of memory, and a "practice" of montage. These three modes cross-fertilize each other and the nature of their exchanges is explored, using certain concepts from Foucault, Benjamin and Deleuze. The epistemological presuppositions of Godard's work are analysed from a "historical-archeological" point of view which investigates the relationship between history and memory, and shows how a redefinition of history through memory is undertaken, in Histoire ( s ), by a renewed conception of montage. In particular, the question of the return to the origins is addressed both as redemption and as an act of resistance, based on the belief in the image's capacity of restoring a belief in this world.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Habib, André
Pagination:x, 173 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Date:2001
Thesis Supervisor(s):Lefebvre, Martin
ID Code:1677
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:21
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:22
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