Abstract

Abstract:

This article addresses Jean-Luc Godard’s quotations from Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) in two movies. In Masculin féminin (1966), Godard stages a scene from Baraka’s 1964 racially charged play Dutchman, while two of the film’s characters watch it as though it were a real event. In One Plus One (aka Sympathy for the Devil) (1968), Godard’s Rolling Stones documentary, as a counterpoint to footage of the band’s recording sessions an actor reads from Baraka’s writings on the relationship of rock and roll to black music. The article demonstrates how these quotations complement Godard’s thematics, politics, and aesthetics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 149-167
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-03
Open Access
No
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