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King Lear (1987) Poster

(1987)

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Cannon Group owners Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus signed Godard to a contact to make the film on a napkin at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Menahem Golan refused to sell the famous "contract napkin" for US$10,000 when asked by the New York MoMA.
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It was released at the New York Quad Theater in January 1988, but only played for five days.
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Godard's deliberate artistic use of stereo sound effects is an often-overlooked important part of this film. Some VHS or DVD releases do not have proper sound reproduction.
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The original intended aspect ratio of King Lear is full-screen 4:3, as are all of Godard's films by his own stated design. Many DVD releases of Godard's films, including this one, incorrectly matte the image to widescreen (1.85 in this film's case), losing a portion of the image.
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