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Jean-Luc Godard in his youthful days. Jean-Luc Godard solution for the Greek debt crisis: 'Therefore' copyright payments A few years ago, Nouvelle Vague filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, while plugging his Film Socialisme, chipped in with a surefire solution for the seemingly endless – and bottomless – Greek debt crisis. In July 2011, Godard told The Guardian's Fiachra Gibbons: The Greeks gave us logic. We owe them for that. It was Aristotle who came up with the big 'therefore'. As in, 'You don't love me any more, therefore ...' Or, 'I found you in bed with another man, therefore ...' We use this word millions of times, to make our most important decisions. It's about time we started paying for it. If every time we use the word therefore, we have to pay 10 euros to Greece, the crisis will be over in one day, and the Greeks will not have to sell the Parthenon to the Germans. »
- Andre Soares
The festival, which is hosted by Chaz Ebert and runs for five days in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., will also include a special screening of Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” and include appearances from that film’s producer, Jon Kilik, and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri.
“Godard is a director of the very first rank; no other director in the 1960s has had more influence on the development of the feature-length film,” Roger Ebert once wrote of Godard. “Like Joyce in fiction or Beckett in theater, he is a pioneer whose present work … is gradually creating and educating an audience that will, perhaps in the next generation, be able to look back at his films and see that this is where their cinema began. »
- Dave McNary
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