Michel Ciment on Jean-Luc Godard in 1993
In the Jan/Feb 63 issue of Film Comment, Patrick McGilligan wrote an article noting the 40th anniversary of Positif. In that article there is this quote from longtime Positif contributor and editor Michel Ciment.
"Godard was better appreciated abroad than in France because we were too close to the sociological aspects of Godard's films, too partisan, too involved. I think Positif attacked Godard [as a filmmaker] because we were blind to his cinematic qualities, and because we were too sensitive to the politics of the man. If you have a certain distance, perhaps, you are more capable of objectivity"