seen only one Pierrot Le Fou and didn’t know what to make of it
I hope not all of his films are like that one, especially the most famous Breathless.
Pierrot is great, unfortunately everybody needs time before being able to like Godard. Then you’ll be sick of him perhaps.
New:In Praise of Love
Old: Pierrot Le Fou
Hard for me to choose between:
A Woman is a Woman
Gotta go with Bande a Parte.
Conempt close, CLOSE second.
A Women is a Women extremely close third.
Helas Pour Moi or Prenom: Carmen
Definitely “Contempt.” This was my first Godard and it blew me away. I had never seen a movie tackled in such a way before. He may have prettier movies and better storied movies, but “Contempt” is, for me, that happy medium that makes it best Godard overall. The long take of the camera tracking the girl is one of my favorite shots in all film.
- Breathless…the ending was stunning, nouvelle vague du cool!
- Pierrot le Fou, the unforgetable quotes…“tender is the night”
- Masculin, Feminin…ahh just love it!
-Pierrot le fou (my favorite film of all time)
-2 or 3 Things I know About Her
Still haven’t seen Histoire(s).
An ever changing top-three (in YouTube videos)
Here’s my top five:
1. “La Chinoise”
2. “Pierrot le fou”
5. (tie) “Band of Outsiders” and “Made in USA”
As of right now, probably my Top 5 (I’ve seen 13 Godard films):
Least Favorite: Made in U.S.A.
Pierrot le fou and Vivre sa vie
“Une Femme Mariée”, “Une Femme est Une Femme” et “Vivre Sa Vie”
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero
one of my all time favorite films
Pierrot le Fou
Breathless still tops his stuff for me, but I do love the zaniness of Pierrot Le Fou
Les Carabiniers and La Chinoise.
Hail Mary. I always felt the exact opposite of most people, that Godard became more interesting AFTER Weekend.
which would mubians say are the most ‘seen’/popular godard films, apart from breathless?
If ordered to choose just one, I would likely say Contempt. When I first saw it, early in my discovery of Godard, I found it absolutely astonishing. It seemed structured and yet subversive, much like Breathless. It was clearly linear and logical, yet it was so singular of Godard that you really couldn’t compare it to the work of any other filmmaker. That it is one of the most beautiful films ever shot is clear, and not just owing to the radiance of Brigitte Bardot, which Godard captured perhaps better than any other filmmaker. On the surface, it was a film about film, which alone appealed to my budding cinephilia, but it is also much more than that: it was to be of the most emotionally-wrought viewing experiences of my life. Having just witnessed the disintegration of my parents’ marriage, seeing Contempt felt almost too personal––like a fresh wound. Much ink has been consumed in reverence of the lengthy apartment scene––both for its emotional resonance and its cinematic prowess, which neatly sums up the duality of the film’s allure––and naturally, I don’t disagree, but what is sometimes neglected is the scene’s greatest power lies in its place in the narrative––a sort of before-and-after snapshot of the crumbling relationship. To this day, I can’t hear Georges Delerue’s lavish score without taking pause.
Later, Pierrot Le Fou would have a similar effect on me, and had I seen it before Contempt, I might currently consider it my favorite, but we always drift back to our first love.
i forgot about le mepris, which is obv one of the best films ever.