Jean-Luc Godard: S/D

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Breathless is terrible, I don't like Godard per se, but at least some of his other films had political views. Breathless is just sexist garbage.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 02:09 (five years ago) link

Eh, its sexist because Michel idolizes old Hollywood gangster films and is idiot enough to think them a model of how to treat women. I don't know if that makes the film itself sexist, but what my latest viewing drove home was that I've grown up enough that I can no longer find an angle at which that might be charming.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 02:15 (five years ago) link

I never knew people actually loved Breathless? Historically important, but pretty weak held up against the rest of his filmography.

circa1916, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 04:14 (five years ago) link

It was the highest placed film (#13) by a living director in the most recent Sight and Sound poll

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 07:07 (five years ago) link

What is this bowl of wrongness I see here? Having said that, I need to watch it again but I'll record my dissatisfaction with this revive for now.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 18:54 (five years ago) link

Raoul Coutard RIP:

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 22:39 (five years ago) link

People often tell me that Lola was brilliantly shot. “Was it due to your own mood?” they ask. “Or to Demy? Or the light of Nantes? Or the look of Anouk Aimée?” It was partly all of these things, but first and foremost, and above everything else, the images of Lola came from the film stock – Gevaert 36, which the factory has now stopped making. So I have never been able to recapture those unsaturated blacks, those extraordinary whites, that grainy texture of real and unreal which in my opinion accounted for at least 70 per cent of the lyricism of Lola.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 9 November 2016 21:09 (five years ago) link

"There's a song by Leonard Cohen that goes: 'I came so far for beauty/I left so much behind/My patience and my family/My masterpiece unsigned'. This is what I've said for myself. And I have the feeling that it's all new again."

- JLG, Rolling Stone interview 1980

Darcy Sarto (Ward Fowler), Friday, 11 November 2016 12:33 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

is that quote referring to Every Man for Himself?

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:45 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

"Most people call it 'la covid,' I call it 'le covid,' because I don't know if the virus is masculine or feminine. I think he's a bit of both, and also something else.

flappy bird, Thursday, 4 March 2021 08:55 (one year ago) link

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