Breathless

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Eirik

The use of the jump cut is something that I find to be a very modern technique in filmmaking — something I would associate with the likes of YouTube even. When this movie was made I imagine that it would have been revolutionary as well as mind bending. That being said, I'm not terribly ...Read more

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Laura

That last line of Belmondo's though. Also it must be said that Godard has a way with capturing the beauty of gorgeous women... even if they are trapped in terrible relationships.

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BOBBY

Paris background, Belmondo & Seberg are great together. Totally Breathless.

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Joshua

I think Breathless is one those films where critics get so involved in talking about the artifice of the craft that they miss the textures of the story itself. Its use of jump cuts, discontinuous space, and elliptical editing are of course both revolutionary and essential, and the film is the ...Read more

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Gabrielle

Joshua, I have tried to engage with this film for nearly thirty years without success. I've found the narrative nihilistic and opaque, and been unable to feel much beyond impatience. But your commentary really opened it up for me, especially politically. Thanks!

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Liam

Cool Movie!

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Anonymous

Meh

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Anonymous

My feelings as well.

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Anonymous

WOW! Really can't understand these two protagonists, but a very cool movie. Very avant-garde for its time.

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Anonymous

What's not to like?

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Anonymous

Still misogynistic but not yet a totally-affected Godard

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Anonymous

I like the movie well.

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