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Like Resident Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, or The Godfather, Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless is a turning point in our cinematic history, among those movies that significantly expanded what filmmakers could express and dream. Breathless shown up in 1960 riding the crest of the French New Age, a rebellious fountainhead of avant-garde creativity that included auteur directors hammering apart standards, both filmmaking and societal. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a Humphrey Bogart-idolizing scoundrel on the run with his American flame (Jean Seberg), Out of breath was pioneering in its brash visuals, fragmentary editing (consisting of jump cuts and long takes), and narrative flexibility with all its individual and philosophical diversions.
Godard had a legendary run in the 1960s, directing 15 movies approximately 1968. Numerous are Qualified Fresh classics, consisting of the industry-skewering Contempt, romantic drama Masculine-Feminine, break-in movie Band of Outsiders, the no-special results sci-fi Alphaville, and Pierrot le fou, Godard’s sort of alternate take on Breathless, reuniting him with Belmondo and among 7 feature collaborations with Anna Karina.
Godard’s 1967 apocalyptic roadway movie Weekend infamously ends with an “End of Movie theater” title card, stating his renouncement of commercial work. The state of mind was reflective of the Might 1968 strikes and revolutions that would improve contemporary France. 1969’s Happiness of Learning, shot before and after the civil discontent, would be prohibited from theaters.
For the rest of his career, Godard’s films would become significantly militant and stridently speculative, with contemporary important interest resurging in the early 2000s with In Appreciation of Love. Freed of whatever tenuous interest he had in narrative convention, Godard examined new ways of communication in cinema, with the very best of this late period seen in the 3D movie Goodbye to Language and his final work, The Image Book.
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Critics Consensus: Breathless rewrote the guidelines of cinema– and more than 50 years after its arrival, Jean-Luc Godard’s paradigm-shifting classic stays every bit as vital. Run-throughs: Minor hooligan Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo
)considers himself a
suave bad man in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, however stresses and … [More] # 2 Adjusted Score: 100063% Critics Consensus: A ’60s time capsule stuffed with ideas about politics, pop culture, and the battle of the sexes, Masculine-Feminine is one of Godard’s traditional black-and-white films.
Summaries: Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud), a young idealist attempting to find out what he wants to do with his life, takes a. [More]
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: An oddball break-in movie
with an dark streak that picks apart every guideline in filmmaking. Summaries: Cinephile slackers Franz(Sami Frey) and Arthur(Claude Brasseur)spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns … [More] # 4 Adjusted Rating: 96696% Critics Agreement: This powerful work of essential movie theater signs up with “meta”with “body,” casting Brigite Bardot and director Godard’s motivation Fritz Lang.
Run-throughs: A philistine in the art film company, Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) is a manufacturer dissatisfied with the work of his … [More]
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Critics Consensus: While Alphaville is by no implies a standard sci-fi film, Jean-Luc Godard creates a witty, noir-ish future all
. Run-throughs: Federal government agent Lemmy Care(Eddie Constantine)is dispatched on
a secret objective to Alphaville, a dystopian metropolis in a far-off … [More] # 6 Changed Score: 93880% Critics
Consensus: Potentially overwhelming for viewers not attuned to the director’s wavelength, The Image Book is normally confounding -and eventually fulfilling-late-period Godard. Summaries: Jean-Luc Godard supplies social commentary throughout a montage of digitally modified, color-saturated movie clips … [More] # 7 Adjusted Rating: 90555% Critics Consensus: As visually exhilarating as it is inscrutable, Farewell to Language 3D offers a late-period work of art from a famous director still quite in control of his craft. Summaries: As a stray dog wanders from town to country over the course of a number of seasons, a wife and a. [More] # 8 Changed Rating: 92163 % Critics Consensus: Colorful, subversive, and general beguiling, Pierrot le Fou is arguably Jean-Luc Godard’s quintessential work. Run-throughs: Uninterested in his wife(Raymond Devos), Ferdinand Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo)wearies of his stagnant life. However when the couple works with … [
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Critics Agreement: No agreement yet.
Summaries: A male’s(Pierre Oudrey) household consists of a discontented housewife( Sandrine Battistella ), aging grandparents and 2 curious children … [More] # 10 Changed Rating: 84978% Critics Agreement: No consensus yet. Summaries: This dark French funny by Jean-Luc Godard focuses on a group of students who have actually welcomed Maoist suitables and aim … [More] # 11 Changed Rating: 95291% Critics Agreement: 2 or Three Things I Know About Her marks a juncture in Godard’s filmography– one that may puzzle more narratively reliant audiences, however rewards duplicated watchings. Summaries: A Paris housewife (Marina Vlady)earns additional spending money as a part-time prostitute
[ More ] # 12 Changed Score: 92363% Critics Consensus: Jean-Luc Godard repairs his substantial ire against French society and the broader human condition in the morbidly amusing Weekend, an abstract trip to damnation that finds the enfant awful in peak form.
Summaries: Roland Durand (Jean Yanne) and his spouse Corinne (Mireille Darc) start a weekend trip to the French countryside. Each … [More]
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Critics Consensus: No agreement yet. Synopsis: Director Jean-Luc Godard’s progressive drama/comedy follows Emile Chenal(Claude Brasseur)and his wife, Françoise(Nathalie Baye), as they lean on … [More] # 14 Changed Score: 87097% Critics Consensus: No agreement yet. Run-throughs: The lives of a guy(Jacques Dutronc), a female(Nathalie Baye) and a woman of the street(Isabelle Huppert) converge … [
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Critics Consensus: No consensus yet. Summaries: Beautiful terrorist Carmen(Maruschka Detmers)asks her uncle, an eccentric filmmaker(Jean-Luc Godard ), to obtain his beach house to make … [More] # 16 Changed Rating: 90859% Critics Agreement: Anna Karina’s detaining performance supplies a humanizing anchor to Jean-Luc Godard’s stylistically explosive picture of a woman of the street. Summaries: In director Jean-Luc Godard’s landmark drama, Nana (Anna Karina ), a young Parisian woman who works in a record store, finds … [More] # 17 Adjusted Rating: 79729% Critics Consensus: No consensus
yet. Synopsis: The body count rises as a reporter( Anna Karina)– under surveillance herself– look for her fan’s killer in … [More] # 18 Adjusted Rating: 82573% Critics Agreement: No consensus yet. Synopsis: A Frenchwoman(Macha Méril)requires her husband’s( Philippe Leroy) security and her fan’s (Bernard Noël) passion … [More] # 19 Changed Rating: 50168 %
Critics Consensus : No agreement yet. Summaries: Deceitful individuals make guarantees of riches and power to entice nation bumpkins(Marino Masé, Albert Juross)into a war … [More] # 20 Adjusted Score: 63684 % Critics Consensus: No agreement yet. Synopsis: A French army deserter(Michel Subor)gets away from torturers to his left-wing lover (Anna Karina) and mission … [More]
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Critics Agreement: No consensus yet. Run-throughs: A sextet:”Saint Germain-des-Pres,””Gare du Nord,””Rue Saint-Denis, “”Location de l’Etoile,””Montparnasse-Levallois,” “La Muette.”… [More] # 22 Adjusted Rating: 20873% Critics Agreement: No consensus yet. # 23 Changed Score: 64209% Critics Consensus: No agreement yet. Synopsis: Jean-Luc Godard explores faith and relationships in this story of a virginal Swiss woman who learns she is pregnant … [
. # 24 Changed Rating : 69662%
: A dense, however thoughtful meditation about war by Jean-Luc Godard. Summaries
: In this three-part experimental film, director Jean-Luc Godard explores violence, media and morality. In the very first section,”Hell,”real fight … [More] # 25 Changed Score: 32573% Critics Agreement: No consensus yet. Run-throughs: A hitchiker (Alain Delon)is taken in by a rich industrialist (Domiziana Giordano)… [More]
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Critics Agreement: No agreement yet. Synopsis: Six innovative filmmakers from France’s New age period come together in this documentary to demonstrate their cumulative contempt for the … [More]