The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard

(Metropolitan Books)

In this biography of one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave, the author examines how Godard changed the nature of moviemaking by weaving autobiography and current events into his films. Brody follows Godard’s career from his debut feature, Breathless, to his later works, and explores his politics, his difficult dealings with fellow filmmakers, and his troubled relationships with women. Brody is a film critic and an editor at The New Yorker.