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Is Jean Luc Godard one of the greatest film makers of all time?

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

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's bias

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

Jean Luc-Godard is the greatest filmmaker of all time

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.

Bertolt Brecht

Godard alienated the audience and made them think. Explore

He is the greatest because he used new film methods

No one used jump cuts before him. He was a pioneer. Explore

Jean Luc-Godard was not the greatest but is the most prolific filmmaker of all time

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. Explore

He may have been an Antisemite

His stance on political topics makes him a controversial figure. Explore
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