Histoire du Cinema (5CD)

Jean-Luc Godard

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ECM New Series
December 19, 2008

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This 5-CD set includes the complete soundtrack of the video series "Histoire(s) du cinema" (1988-1989), with Jean-Luc Godard's narration, the participation of Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Anne-Marie Miéville and the voices of André Malraux, Ezra Pound, Paul Celan, and Alfred Hitchcock. Godard's montage also incorporates the music of Paul Hindemith, Arvo Pärt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Giya Kancheli, Béla Bartók, Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Coltrane, Leonard Cohen, Otis Redding, Dmitri Shostakovich, Anton Webern, Dino Saluzzi, David Darling, Ketil Bjørnstad and many more. Four extensive 3-language text books, with the entire transcript of the, an interview with Jean-Luc Godard by Jonathan Rosenbaum and more than 300 stills from "Histoire(s) du cinema" complete this edition.

The choice of music incorporated by Jean-Luc Godard is a reflection of his continuing association with Manfred Eicher, ECM's founder and producer. "Manfred began our relationship", the filmmaker has noted, "by sending me music. And after listening, I wrote to him and asked him to send me more records. I had the feeling that we were more or less in the same territory: he with sounds, me with images. The music he was sending made us feel like making a film, and I began to imagine things due to that kind of music. In fact, some of the records brought me to a picture called Nouvelle Vague and later other ones. Often the sounds gave us the feeling of being orphaned from images, or exiled from a land of images, it was like hearing music from films which didn't exist."

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Key Value
Catalogue number 4651512
Barcode 0028946515129
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 2130g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Un (a) - Toutes Les Histoires 49:36

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Un (b) - Une Histoire Seule 40:53

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Deux - Seul Le Cinéma 26:21
2. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Deux - Fatale Beauté 27:36

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Trois - La Monnaie De L'Absolu 25:51
2. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Trois - Une Vague Nouvelle 26:56

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Quatre - Le Contrôle De L'Univers 26:38
2. Histoire(s) Du Cinéma - Chapitre Quatre - Les Signes Parmi Nous 36:11