Breathless

Breathless

A bout de souffle

DVD - 2005 | French
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A young car thief kills a policeman and goes on the run with his American girl friend.
Publisher: New York, NY : Wellspring Media, Inc., c2005
Edition: Full screen ed
ISBN: 9780794200091
0794200095
Branch Call Number: 791.43655 G63b, 2005
PN1997 .B74 2005
DVDF BREAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: A bout de souffle

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jbrunson
Jan 29, 2017

Good vehicle for French listening practice

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princeofdarkness
Sep 27, 2016

All the previous comments ring true to varying degrees for me. More a pleasant diversion than a large statement, in my view. A number of films have their roots in this one so, in that respect, a film of some importance. Occasionally a touch too clever, but not annoyingly so. Charismatic performances by Belmondo and, especially, Seberg. There's food for thought here if the urge strikes you to see it more than once. The title would be a good topic for discussion.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Whilst explaining the significance of this movie to someone, I realized that I understood it, knew its importance to moviemaking, even admired it...without actually liking it all that much. The insouciance that once broke boundaries and stopped the world, now seems rather "so what?" The fact that the casualness barely hides a cerebral approach to "The Cinema" is borne out by much of Godard's god-awful later output. But as a lightweight exercise in style, Breathless still bears watching.

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midnight_fleur28
Jul 06, 2014

A masterpiece by Godard. One of my favorite films. This is New wave cinema. It is a true gem and an absolute must see. Jean Seberg and Belmondo are perfect. Note the style of of this film ( the way scenes are shot and edited ) Not to mention the great score which is quite jazzy. The entire movie is perfection. A superb film by the great director Jean Luc Godard...
A must see.

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martyrofevil
Sep 10, 2013

Probably the most "accessible" Godard film I've seen. That's a good and a bad thing. Even though it is very clearly a Godard film, it doesn't really "pop" like the other films I've seen from him. On the plus side, it's never jarring or throws you off with anything which makes it very comfortable and enjoyable where as some of his movies can have a scene or two that feel awkward.

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Monolith
Jun 02, 2013

I'd heard a lot about this influential film. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't what I anticipated. Yeah, hip French cats, I dug that cool, crazy scene... and that out-there beatnik score (sax, xylophone) ...wild, man, wild... but I fail to see what was so deserving of such high praise in what appeared to me to be a low-budget, art-house, student film, with a boring, overly-philosophical script, and amateurish "jump cut" editing, which Godard apparently did as a crude necessity to facilitate distribution...

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tookabook
May 05, 2011

This is A Movie You Should See and is beautifully lensed and edited, even if some technical details seem a bit cheap by today's standards. This is the quintessential "French Foreign Film". Any student of anything cinematic should study this film in-depth.

neko Feb 19, 2010

Offen copied this gem from Jean Luc Godard is the best of french new wave.

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Monolith
Jun 02, 2013

Parvulesco: "Two things are important in life: for men, women; for women, money."

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Monolith
Jun 02, 2013

Patricia Franchini: "What is your greatest ambition in life?" Parvulesco: "To become immortal... and then die."

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Jul 11, 2014

midnight_fleur28 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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