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New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard has died aged 91

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Liberation reports that people close to the Franco-Swiss director have confirmed that he died today (September 13).The filmmaker is known for movies including Breathless (1960) and Contempt (1963), which pushed cinematic boundaries.Godard’s films showcased handheld camera work, jump cuts and existential dialogue that revolutionised French cinema and filmmaking in the 1960s.As Reuters writes, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is often cited as one of a more recent generation of pioneering directors who were initiated by Godard and his Paris-based contemporaries.Godard was born into a Franco-Swiss family on December 3, 1930 in Paris’s plush Seventh Arrondissement.

His father was a doctor, his mother the daughter of a Swiss man who founded Banque Paribas, then an illustrious investment bank.Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) has paid tribute the late filmmaker, saying that he was “one of the most influential, iconoclastic film-makers of them all”.“It was ironic that he himself revered the Hollywood studio film-making system, as perhaps no other director inspired as many people to just pick up a camera and start shooting.”RIP Jean-Luc Godard, one of the most influential, iconoclastic film-makers of them all.

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