Monday, 25 January 2010

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard is a French director who was part of the Nouvelle Vague with Francois Truffaut in the sixties. This evening I've been watching film clips and I came across this lovely one from Bande a Part.

It reminds me a lot of Truffaut's Jules et Jim - the omniscient narrator that tells you what each character is thinking intimately and succinctly, the characters engaging in obvious symbolic acts, and the love triangle. In particular there's this scene where the two men, Jules et Jim, race Catherine, the woman they both love, down a bridge. Catherine cheats and wins. Women cheat and win in quite a few new wave films actually...

I would really like to learn that dance.

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