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Is Jean Luc Godard the greatest filmmaker of all time? Show more Show less

Jean Luc-Godard was the spearhead of the French new wave cinema. He directed films such as breathless, Vivre-sa vie which defied the laws that set the film making precedence and introduced jump cuts. Post world war 2, USA decided to forego the WW2 debt if France opened its market for US products and regulated its own film industry. In defiance, new directors such as Varda, Godard, Rivette brought some fabulous work on the table.

We can't know if Jean Luc-Godard was the greatest filmmaker of all time Show more Show less

Art is subjective in nature. It has open ends and it has space where people can make mistakes and learn. Some people might like Godard, Kurosawa, Majid, Hallstrom, Bergman, etc. but there are others who like the ones who produce films for mass consumption.
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People's bias

People who like Jean Luc-Godard like him because of their upbringing.
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The Argument

People who are exposed to better film and music tend to like classical arts better. If someone was exposed to classical arts during childhood, they will prefer these. Therefore, it depends on upbringing, thus not entirely deterministic.

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