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Daily Briefing. Cahiers du Cinéma in English, May 1967

With special sections on Godard, Warhol and Hitchcock. Also: Happy Birthday, Anna Karina.

Via Les Films du Losange's tumblr comes a find so fantastic, I'm making today's a single-themed Briefing.

Cahiers du Cinéma in English, Number 10, appearing in May 1967 and edited by Andrew Sarris, features a still from Bresson's Mouchette on the cover, and inside: "Three Thousand Hours of Cinema," something of a diary by Jean-Luc Godard (sample entry: "In Positif, a remarkable article by Tailleur on Harper. A shame that one reads prose of that quality less and less often in Cahiers." He's also miffed that Sartre keeps turning down requests for an interview); Bertolucci, Michel Delahaye and Jean Narboni on Godard; an interview with Andy Warhol and two pieces on him (one by Sarris, the other by Serge Gavronsky); a Hitchcock package (including a piece by André Téchiné); best of 1966 lists, including submissions from Jacques Rivette, Alain Robbe-Grillet and dozens more; a Film Comment-like chart with stars and bombs mapping the ratings of a "Council of Ten" critics, presumably of films that were showing in Paris at the time.

(A note to fellow Apple folk. Your Mac may not realize it, but StuffIt Expander will open the file.)

Janus Films is sending Godard's Weekend (1967) out on tour across the States (with a jaunt up to Vancouver), starting with a two-week run at New York's Film Forum (October 7 through 20). Here's the eye-catching poster.

Listening (43'12"). For those fluent in German, the interview with Dominik Graf that Thomas Groh points us to features (in the second half) the filmmaker's review of Emilie Bickerton's A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma.

Anna Karina turns 72 today. Here's the 1959 soap commercial that caught JLG's eye:

 



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