Godard, J-L. “Kino-Praxis,” re cine-tracts

I thought the cine-tracts were a really good idea. They started out with things about the police, about the repression, in an attempt to publicize what had been happening. The newspapers had been suppressing a lot. To make it more widely known, they simply filmed photographs, for example. I mean they made films but very stylized …. You take a photograph and a statement by someone like Lenin or Che, and then you divide Che’s sentence into, lets say 10 parts, one word per image, and then you add the photo that corresponds to the meanings, “corresponds” whether with it or goes against it, depending on the circumstances. That’s a cinetract.

Jean Luc-Godard

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