Posts Tagged ‘breathless’

Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal), Michel Piccoli (Paul Javal), Jack Palance (Jeremy Prokosch), Giorgia Moll (Francesca Vanini), Fritz Lang (Fritz Lang). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 103 minutes. Breathless cost Godard nothing. He filmed it on a handheld camera, created the impression of a sophisticated tracking shot by pushing his cinematographer along the pavement in a […]

So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]

Humphrey Bogart (Sam Spade), Mary Astor (Bridget O’Shaughnessy), Peter Lorre (Joel Cairo), Sydney Greenstreet (Kasper Gutman). Screenplay by John Huston. Directed by John Huston. Rating: PG. Running time: 101 minutes. With hindsight, then, it is apparently here where it all most evidently began: noir and the femme fatale, mysterious MacGuffins, and even Bogart as the […]

Jean-Paul Belmondo (Michel Poiccard), Jean Seberg (Patricia Franchini). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: PG. Running time: 90 minutes. This review has already taken ten minutes to make before I’ve even started writing. The question bugging me was; which still to treat you to? Eventually, with slight reservations, I decided on the […]

In this comic tale loosely tied together by the desire of a woman to have a baby, Jean-Luc Godard spends eighty minutes bombarding us with visual gags, exaggerated petty fall-outs between a couple in their apartment, and funky music set to the streets of Paris. It is ultimately a stage created for Miss Karina, who […]