I haven’t seen all of late Godard, but BAM just screened King Lear: I was overwhelmed. I wish I could see it again – hint to theauteurs!
This month, I’m seeing a Godard film a day (most of them have been short films). It’s nearly worn me out, but the month is over. I’ve discovered new films like Notre Musique, but Breathless is still my favorite.
A top 10, in no particular order:
Pierrot le fou, Made in USA, Histoire(s) du Cinema, Week-End, King Lear, Tout va bien, Le vent d’est, Contempt, Passion, Hail Mary.
I like Notre Musique the most, I’ve seen it like 4 or 5 times now and it gets better and better.
I love the parts about imaginary and real objects of our thinking, the references to wars and freedom, the weight of life with reference to the imaginary objects and so on… the more you watch it, the more you understand how godard refers the movie’s topics to each other.
A Woman is a Woman. Take note that I have not seen all of his films so my opinion may change.
My Life to Live
Hmm. My favorites have changed quite a bit by now. Here’s my revision:
FROM 10 – 1:
Made in USA
For Ever Mozart
Le vent d’est
Histoire(s) du Cinema
And his worst? Soft and Hard.
i can watch Hail Mary anytime. its also the first Godard film i ever saw. in new york city. protesters and everything! Lx
I just finished watching my second Godard film, Pierrot le fou, and while I’m still interested in seeing more I still feel like I’m having difficulty with his work. I don’t hate it by any means and I wonder if maybe I’m just looking at his work in the wrong way. For fans of Godard, I’d like to ask how do you approach his films? If that question makes any sense.
Of the films I’ve seen so far [bold are favorites]:
ContemptUne femme est une femmeAlphaville
Bande a part
Pierrot le fou
I recently re/watched these and boy was it fun, except for Weekend. The unsettling experience of that has put my journey into his later work on hold. I also picked up Everything is Cinema. Interesting read so far..
[In order of preference.]ContemptPierrot le fou
A Woman Is a Woman
My Life to Live
Band of Outsiders
All the Boys Are Called Patrick —charming
Made in U.S.A.
Christi2n: I haven’t heard of Everything is Cinema, what type of book is it?
first of all, i must confess i must see all godards films to write a more definitive list, but to the present day i’m fond of:
une femme est une femme
histoire(s) du cinéma
forever mozart (the pieces i’ve seen are astonishing beautiful!)
bande à apart
une femme mariée: suite de fragments d’un film tourné en 1964
deux fois cinquante ans de cinéma français
Masculin feminin has automatically shot to the top of my list. :)
So far, Une femme est une femme, and A bout de souffle
Just bought Le Mepris today. Have only seen Breathless. Picked up Pierrot Le Fou. How good is Une femme est une femme?
Great, interesting look at what makes a musical! and you certainly don’t have to be a fan of musicals. Pretty light hearted, accessible, not as abstract as Pierrot. Really fun performances. Much easier to enjoy (for me, anyways) than a lot of other Godard films. Pierrot and Le Mepris I really felt like I had to work for.
Le Mépris and Le petit soldat are the best.
Pierrot le Fou, Une femme mariée, À bout de souffle, Le petit soldat, Bande à part, Une femme est une femme, Le Mépris et Vivre sa vie.
PIERROT LE FOU and LE MEPRIS
1. Contempt (Le Mepris)
3. Pierrot Le Fou
5. Masculine, Feminine
6. Band of Outsiders
7. Un Femme es Un Femme
I am dying to see A Married Woman and Week-End
1. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
3. La chinoise
4. Histoire(s) du cinema
5. Vivre sa vie
6. Les carabiniers
7. A Married Woman
8. Pierrot le fou
9. Made in U.S.A
And I am not even halfway there!
Law, You’ve seen more, right?
germany year zero and british sounds are his best