Jean Luc-Godard was the spearhead of the French new wave cinema. He directed films such as breathless, Vivre-sa vie which defied the laws that set the film making precedence and introduced jump cuts. Post world war 2, USA decided to forego the WW2 debt if France opened its market for US products and regulated its own film industry. In defiance, new directors such as Varda, Godard, Rivette brought some fabulous work on the table.
Anyone who challenges the status quo can be termed a pioneer and the fact that Jean-Luc, a director from war tattered France stood up against already established US film industry, makes him great.
Godard alienated the audience and made them think.
There will always be great directors in the film industry. Not one can be termed greatest as only one can't tap into the human emotions which sometimes are very endemic to a particular geography.
Influential isn't equal to great
He was influential and reaffirmed the faith of French in their cinema.
His stance on political topics has earned him a controversial figure.
It is akin to asking which is the best flower. Art is subjective in nature. It has open ends and it has space where people can make mistakes and learn from it. So, some people might like Godard, Kurosawa, Majid, Hallstrom, Bergman etc but there are others who like the ones who produce films for mass consumption.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
People who are exposed to better film and music tend to like classical arts better. An assertion can be made that those who are exposed to these have parents(someone else) who were exposed to such arts. It depends on upbringing, thus not entirely determinstic.
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