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Australian Arts

Eye of a genius

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

In a week dominated by the death of the Queen it’s a strange thing that Jean-Luc Godard, the man who seemed to transform cinema in the 1960s, should have died in Switzerland (it seems to have been his choice) at the age of 91. Doesn’t it say something for the French, with all their faults, that Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet, ‘We’ve lost a national treasure, the eye of a genius,’ and went on to praise Godard’s masterliness and the way he was the most iconoclastic of the great New Wave film directors that included Truffaut, Chabrol and Rivette....

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