<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

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....

Already a subscriber? Log in

Get 10 issues
for $10

Subscribe to The Spectator Australia today for the next 10 magazine issues, plus full online access, for just $10.

  • Delivery of the weekly magazine
  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk
Or

Unlock this article

REGISTER

You might disagree with half of it, but you’ll enjoy reading all of it. Try your first month for free, then just $2 a week for the remainder of your first year.


Comments

Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Close