Monday, April 18, 2011


A Woman is a Woman


Le Petit Soldat 

“In 1959, Jean-Luc Godard attempted to create publicity for his forthcoming film by publishing a gag advertisement. Written in the style of a classified ad, it read: Jean-Luc Godard, who has completed ‘Breathless’ and is preparing ‘Le Petit Soldat’, seeks young woman between 18 & 27 to make her both his actress and his friend."
-Richard Brody: excerpt from; Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard 



Fifty years of Breathless is of course remarkable, but I think the fact that we’re all still breathing is just as remarkable.I am 86 years old now but I remember working on the film very clearly. I had no idea at the time that 50 years afterwards I would still be talking about it, but I did know that it was a very different film, that we were doing something that had never really been done or seen in cinema before. I didn’t know it would work, though.
- Cinematographer Raoul Coutard


 Pierrot Le Fou

Marianne: Look at the last page, there's a little poem about you. It's by me.
Ferdinard: Tender... and cruel... real... and surreal... terrifying... and funny nocturnal... and diurnal usual... and unusual handsome as anyone
Marianne: Pierrot le Fou !
Ferdinard: My name is Ferdinard. I have told you often enough. Christ almighty ! You bore me to death !


Masculin Feminin: 15 Faits Precis :


Vivre Sa Vie

Nana: Shouldn't love be the only truth?
The Philosopher: For that, love would always have to be true.


"When France celebrates "the 100th Anniversary of cinema", what is actually being celebrated is the 100th anniversary of the first performance in front of a paying audience . I think it is wonderful to pay three, ten, twenty dollars to see something on a wide screen. Then make it clear that that's the marvel you're celebrating. Whereas there is another wonder, and that's the work itself. But maybe people have a lesser need of wonderment in their lives; maybe wars on television are enough for them."

-Jean Luc Godard

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