It's said that different is good. That's what Godard style was all about and it was impressive because it focused more on the magnificient. While searching for means to embrace their sexuality they showed harsh ways of proving their passion one to each other. Like poetry it tried to stimulate us but overall we'll always be thinking about it's eroticism and addiction. "To become immortal... and then die."
Godard created this film with such purpose and vision, I could discuss it for hours. The films gradual development of the two lead personas, is incredibly well devised. As it opens with Michel a cool and collected hood, and Patricia a somewhat näive 20 year old. Then concludes with a complete and unexpected role reversal, exposing Michels coolness as a facade. The finished film, is the definition of French New Wave.
Morosely sexy mishaps among an American woman seeking a substantial possession of self and an affably virile conman within Paris at a cultural zenith of French appeal as manifest in film. Dialogue negated realism and was situated upon a territory of nigh unbelievable suaveness. I found it impossible to view the characters as anything beyond stagnant corpses of bombastic role, but I loved them despite their inanity.
Breathless is a groundbreaking work of art, and still highly entertaining. Jean Seberg is a dame, and I love contemplating the ending dialogue's various interpretations... PATRICIA: Qu'est ce qu'il a dit? DETECTIVE: Il a dit que vous êtes vraiment "une dégueulasse".