Saturday, 20 November 2010

On Jean-Luc Godard's Sauve qui peut (la vie)

Film Studies For Free is delighted to pass on word of an excellent new website dedicated to the study of Jean-Luc Godard's 1980 film Sauve qui peut (la vie)/ Every Man for Himself / Slow Motion (co-scripted by Godard with Jean-Claude Carrière and Anne-Marie Miéville). The website joins existing, brilliant, online Godard resources, like Glen W. Norton's Cinema = Godard = Cinema, first established in 1996.

The new site is the Every Man For Himself Resource Archive that gathers links to (almost) every online item of note pertaining to this film in one, elegant, supremely useful space. This is a must-visit recommendation, especially given that this film has just been re-released in some cinemas (in a new 35mm print) in the USA.

There is also a really interesting discussion by David Bordwell of studies of Godard's film online here:
There are also numerous references to Godard's film in the following online book (just search "Sauve" in your browser's "Find [on page]" facility: 
Below are all the excellent scholarly essays that EMFH links to so far. These links take you to the relevant page of their website where you will be referred on to the items themselves:


Isabelle said...

Hello and thanks for this excellent post. The link to the Bordwell article appears to be broken... is it possible to fix this?
Thanks again,

Catherine Grant said...

Thanks so much, Isabelle, for letting me know of the broken link. Here's the correct one to copy and paste (I'll correct the link in the post as soon as I can get to a proper computer):