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.
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.
People who like Jean Luc-Godard like him because of their upbringing.
Anyone who challenges the status quo can be termed a pioneer and the fact that Jean-Luc, a director from war tattered France stood up against already established US film industry, makes him great.
Godard alienated the audience and made them think.
He is the greatest because he used new film methods
No one used jump cuts before him. He was a pioneer.
There will always be great directors in the film industry. Not one can be termed greatest as only one can't tap into the human emotions which sometimes are very endemic to a particular geography.
Influential isn't equal to great
He was influential and reaffirmed the faith of French in their cinema.
He may have been an Antisemite
His stance on political topics makes him a controversial figure.
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