Saturday, November 19, 2005

Day 4: "Breathless"

Director: Jean-Luc Godard 1959
Forty six years old but fresh (at least to me) as the day it opened. Jean-Paul Belmondo is a petty crook who kills a highway patrolman and hides out in Paris—and in the arms of Jean Seberg, an American student who hawks the Herald-Tribune. Belmondo wears shades, pays tribute to Bogart and can’t get the energy to get out of Paris even as the cops close in. Seberg has a scary cool, and it’s easy to see why Belmondo can’t let her go—even though she’s clearly not good for his health.


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