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In a nutshell, this is a good book. It gets four stars for its careful close attention to all of Godard's work, zeroing in on the intersections of production, influences (and the vast array of allusions and citations in each of JLG's films), and the final text.
I end up at three stars probably 'cause I wanted a book more fully committed to the films and their social/historical world, and less certain about (or less invested in) the way Godard's personal life works out in these films. That's not really fair, judging the book by some other imagined version, but Brody is so very good at reading the films that I wanted more.