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FILM Godard Art and Arriflex







GODARD: You forget the cinema is people who invest their money, invest their ideas, their heart. Actors invest their body and sometimes their heart. I invest my heart. One has rarely seen technicians invest in the cinema. [Excuse me.] One has rarely seen technicians invent equipment. It wasn’t a sound engineer who invented the Nagra. You didn’t invent the Arriflex — you don’t even know who invented it. Hitler invented the Arriflex, so battles could be filmed. That’s why you have a light camera.

CINEMATOGRAPHER: This is not what they invented…

GODARD: NO, but the Arriflex was developed from it…

CINEMATOGRAPHER: I know the story…

GODARD: It was the military…

CINEMATOGRAPHER: I know the story…

GODARD: I regret that a cameraman or a camera operator never invented, the way a singer invents a song. There are many things like that. So when one is insulted, one knows what risks he’s taking on the film; he doesn’t have to take risks but he doesn’t have to sulk either! There are enough unemployed in France.

CINEMATOGRAPHER: It’s now been 5 weeks that we have a strange relationship with you…

GODARD: And I have a strange relationship with you. And you have a curious relationship with the sun. I’d rather spend an hour discussing an intonation.

Wiki: Arriflex 35

CinemaTechnic Camera Profiles: ARRI 35 II

From Jorge Diaz-Amador at Cinematechnic.com



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September 7, 2009 - Posted by | film directors, film [its techniques], Godard

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