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Its the best film. Discuss.
i like how he was forced by the producer to put more of bardot's flesh on screen while making a film with a producer wanting more flesh on screen
I'm tempted to say the music is the best thing about it
but its also you know like beautiful and tender and hopeless in every other way
Watche bande a part the other day, and I saw pierrot le fou a while ago. Both really good, but not close to this.
i'm not a huge godard fan really, not seen either of those two. le mepris is the best godard i have seen though.
this advert is great
have you seen any Melville? crime films with barely any dialogue like in A bout de souffle
Le Samourai and Le cercle rouge are probably the best
There was something very indie-centric that reminded me of Army of the Shadows the other week, but I can't remember what it was. Maybe a Bloc Party video or something!?
ALSO, a bit off-topic but is anyone else really hyped for the new Alain Resnais movie coming out at the end of this month.
excited to see mark snow did the music for it
weekend is my fav godard
or a bout de souffle for that matter
bande a part seemed like a really atmospheric depiction of this weird love triangle mixed with a heist kinda story. Pierrot le fou i guess was similiar but with more weird 'arty' cinema bits. I think le mepris strikes the balance perfectly been simply responsibly displaying the kind of inexplicable breakdown of relationships most people are familiar with and commenting on the cinema and all that.
I'll need to watch those others. and Melville for that matter. Good excuse to practice french too before going away. Watching le mepris with the subtitles off and doing alright.
pierrot le fou is pretty interesting in how a lot of the postmodern stuff is done and how a lot of that stuff develops later is real good but its kinda a goofy movie
bande apart is fun too
le mepris is a lot more srs about its intentions id guess and the whole argument scene in the house is top 5 godard
that house they live in is awesome too but it stands out a lot as being v different from all the other stuff he was making round then so idk
godard is the best tho
i guess its my favourite single scene. The use of the music there especially is amazing. Its amazing how one refrain can take on so much meaning by the end of the film. its sometimes so loud it drowns out the dialogue. The way the chords shift just seems to underpin everything.
I liked it so much I used it in my directoral debut.
really strikes me on each viewing.
Not my favourite Godard, but as the only one with Fritz Lang in it rates pretty high. I think Alphaville & the obvious one, La Weekend are my favourites.
Read the book as well, it's fantastic + L'Ennui by the same author.
I was just talking about how inexplicably boring I found this film. One of my least favourite films ever probably.
behind my distaste for it.
I guess if I were to analyse it it'd mainly be that I didn't relate to it on a personal level. I didn't care about the characters or anything that happened to them. It was like a big blank. Interesting analysis, huh?
This happens a lot when I watch films by the big arty directors though and because they're big arty directors i'm always left thinking that I must've missed something huge. It's a disconcerting feeling.
I think boredom and lack of empathy is a part of it, even more so in the book.
One of the things I like/dislike about Godard is how boring he can unashamedly be, eg. the car que (completely forgotten what they're called!) but I always put up with him for that, cause I know he's going somewhere interesting eventually.
theres a funny bit in the dvd extras where he talks about that and says he mostly filmed it to annoy the producer that he didnt like so he forced him to rent all the dolly rails that there were in france at the time so he could do that tracking shot
odd little brain freeze.
he manages to make the indifference between the couple so multidimensional and tragic with prokosch just there the whole time taking advantage of it. it gets me every time.
the bit where the tear runs down Anna Karina's face when she watches The Passion of Joan of Arc
and her dance routine.
Alphaville is pretty damn awesome too. That whole series of 60s films is more or less perfects from A Bout de Souffle (the Faulkner scene <3) to Masculin Feminin.
I've only ever seen Week End without the sound tho. LOLZ
gonna watch them all
this film about Truffaut and Godard's relationship might/might not be good:
I just find him very contrary and irritating. Sitting on his damn chair. With the camera whirling about him. Pah!
this means that they've maybe seen Breathless and maybe one other, right? They should be forced to watch his WHOLE back catalogue and say that...