THE TROUBLE (ALWAYS) LIES IN THE DETAILS
The article is an attempt to analyse the monograph Passion. Jean-Luc Godard’s Films by Ewa Mazierska. First of all, the author presents and describes the most significant contexts of Jean-Luc Godard’s films. Then he undertakes an analysis of the main plot of the book which appears to be, above all, a good introduction to the work of the French director. Mazierska has systematized and problematized the whole complex filmography of Jean-Luc Godard and that is the biggest merit of her work. However, too laconic analysis of many important (philosophical, political and also historical) aspects of Godard’s art makes the monograph incomplete and can be considered as a serious defect. Still, Passion. Jean-Luc Godard’s Films is a good introduction and a useful guidebook showing the way through over a hundred films of this famous director. More perceptive readers should reach for other books from Mazierska’s publisher ha!art, e.g. Godard. Pasaże by Paweł Mościcki.