Jean-Luc Godard’s most vivid and intimate collaboration with his wife and muse Anna Karina, the filmmaker begins what will become a career obsession with the relationship between prostitution and the cinema. A picture of the charm and seedy underbelly of the modern, urban Paris.
The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.
Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more
is this the ultimate manifestation of the madonna/whore dichotomy? and what is the endless fascination with this archetype? discuss :p
Not remember the film well at all, and just as a random musing, I can't help but wonder if it stems from Catholic culture? [Which seems deeply rooted in many individuals and cultures, regardless of their personal beliefs.] Beyond that, I almost want to say it's a representation of concerns of shame and redemption. That's my perspective, at least, though I'm not sure whether it answers anything. :\
A Japanese La jetée and more posters from our sidebar Tumblr, Movie Poster of the Day.
Vertigo returns with a special issue on Jean-Luc Godard.
Also: Protecting Germany’s nitrate archives from the Explosives Act. The films that changed directors’ lives. And more.
The third in a series of Godard re-release posters from Steve Chow.
With special sections on Godard, Warhol and Hitchcock. Also: Happy Birthday, Anna Karina.
City of Lights, City of Angels, Los Angeles' festival of new French films, is on through the weekend and Anna Karina will be there on
"A chic tragedy recasting the archetypical fallen angel as modern woman (or is that vice versa?), Jean-Luc Godard's fourth film is a
From December 15 through 22, The Auteurs and Stella Artois will be presenting to viewers over 18 in the UK a daily series of French