Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Lettre  Jane)
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Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Lettre Jane)
Letter to Jane consists of a series of still photographs in which filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin read aloud a letter to actress Jane Fonda. The occasion for Godard and Gorin's letter is a widely publicized photograph of Fonda in North Vietnam which caught the filmmakers' eye because Fonda had appeared in a previous film of theirs entitled Tout va bien. The filmmakers criticize what they see as Fonda's attempt to lend aid to the North Vietnamese using only her celebrity status. In Letter to Jane, Godard investigates the politics of image by using the cinema to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"1972 short feature remains one of the era's most provocative political pieces."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Letter to Jane, despite its rigor, is strangely more watchable than most of Godard's post-1968 output."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com