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Godard & Counter Cinema<br />Issues in Film Studies 2<br />Week 3<br />
Tout Va Bien (1972)<br />In what ways does Tout Va Bien employ the codes and conventions of dominant cinema<br />How does ...
Your Experience<br />How does Tout Va Bien play with your expectations?<br />What pleasures does it offer or refuse to sup...
Form = Ideological<br />How politically radical is the foregrounding of the cinematic apparatus?<br />To what extent is su...
Audiences<br />Does Godard risk losing a mass audience?<br />What does Godard do in order to attract and retain his audien...
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Issues in Film Studies 2: Week 3

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Issues in Film Studies 2: Week 3

  1. 1. Godard & Counter Cinema<br />Issues in Film Studies 2<br />Week 3<br />
  2. 2. Tout Va Bien (1972)<br />In what ways does Tout Va Bien employ the codes and conventions of dominant cinema<br />How does it repudiate or subvert these conventions?<br />Aspects to consider:<br />Narrative, characters, themes, ideologies<br />Framing, composition, space, camera movement<br />Mise-en-scène<br />Performance, breaking the fourth-wall<br />Diegetic and non-diegetic sound<br />
  3. 3. Your Experience<br />How does Tout Va Bien play with your expectations?<br />What pleasures does it offer or refuse to supply?<br />What aspects of the film do you find frustrating and why?<br />How is the way you relate to the film different from the way you watch narrative cinema?<br />
  4. 4. Form = Ideological<br />How politically radical is the foregrounding of the cinematic apparatus?<br />To what extent is subject matter an important part of what makes Tout Va Bien a political film?<br />Can you think of films which are self-reflexive and use ‘counter-cinema’ devices but do not have an overt political agenda?<br />
  5. 5. Audiences<br />Does Godard risk losing a mass audience?<br />What does Godard do in order to attract and retain his audience?<br />Who do you think the film’s primary audience are?<br />Do you think retaining the audiences’ interest an important part of political filmmaking?<br />

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