MoMa on Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless

Retrospective on the landmark title of French New Wave cinema
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Godard's A bout de soufflé (1960)
From MoMa:
To give Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de soufflé (Breathless) its proper place in film history would require a great deal more space than is available here and, indeed, volumes have already been written on the subject. Roy Armes put it succinctly: “All the rules of conventional film-making are scorned.” Over the past half-century, Godard (now 82) has become, if not our greatest living director, then certainly our most written about. Richard Roud, a Godard admirer, wrote ”For many, he is the most important film-maker of his generation; for others, he is, if not the worst, then the most unbearable…he is admired and detested for the very same reasons.” [Read More]

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