Jean-Luc Godard's early films were determined to prove the adage: all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
Many of the violent acts that appear in Godard's early films seem 'muted' in some way, however, prompting this exhaustive study of his techniques for depicting violence. Gunshots and car crashes happen off-screen and bottles are smashed silently on victims' skulls.
Killing me Softly is a challenging academic study of the early work of the world's greatest living director.
I grew up in the New Forest, studied French in Birmingham and Bordeaux, became a film scholar, dabbled with teaching, and finally moved to London. I share a flat with a little black cat, cook curries, and write stories.