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Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972)

Letter to Jane (1972) is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin and made under the auspices of the Dziga Vertov Group. Narrated in a ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Moshe Dayan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Dean ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maria Falconetti ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Henry Fonda ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jane Fonda ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lillian Gish ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Gorin Jean-Pierre Gorin ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Golda Meir ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Yves Montand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Letter to Jane (1972) is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin and made under the auspices of the Dziga Vertov Group. Narrated in a back-and-forth style by both Godard and Gorin, the film serves as a 52-minute cinematic essay that deconstructs a single news photograph of Jane Fonda in Vietnam. This was Godard and Gorin's final collaboration. Written by ubuweb film

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

10 October 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sonimage See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The Jane Fonda image motif of this film was taken by Joseph Kraft and published on L'Express on August 1972. See more »

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Narrator: Film equals editing of "I see".
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References The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) See more »

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a stupefyingly fascinating thing to watch.
14 December 2011 | by bobbycormierSee all my reviews

remember to watch this godard film all the way through to get its full effect. don't be a jerk and cop out on it. that's too easy. commit yourself to this film. it's greatly rewarding. sometimes the screen is totally blank (black) for fairly long stretches. the political polemic may or may not be suited to your own point of view. whichever the case, it is a brave and totally unique film. there is no other that has a look and feel quite like it. i might say that it's my favorite godard film (it certainly is his purest), but that would be too easy. i like most of his films for very different reasons. just don't be afraid of this one. and watch it in a darkened room!

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