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#1 Ckulakov

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:59 PM

I watched "breathless" and was very suprised. I found it inovative and daring.

What are some other significant films done by Godard?

Please reccomend.


ALSO, i am taking a trip to the movie store (BLOCKBUSTER) tonight so some recommendations from the foreign film section would be great. OR, any other great films I just have to rent.
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#2 Dan Goulder

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 07:17 PM

What are some other significant films done by Godard?

"Contempt", "Hail Mary", etc...
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#3 Mike Williamson

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:19 PM

My favorites are all the early black and white films shot by Raoul Coutard, especially with the lovely Anna Karina. In order of my personal favorites, all available on DVD:

1) "Vivre Sa Vie" (aka "My Life To Live")
2) "Alphaville"
3) "Breathless"
4) "Band of Outsiders"
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:30 PM

I haven't seen too many of his but I liked "Contempt".
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#5 Bryan Darling

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:27 PM

You want something daring and innovative, go for Weekend, try out Masculin/Feminin, and watch Vivre sa vie
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#6 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:36 PM

his film from 2001, "in praise of love" features, by far, the best application of digital video in a "film" that i'm aware of (it's about 2/3 bw 35mm, 1/3 color dv). not as accessible/entertaining as breathless or band of outsiders, but full of very godardian sequences.
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#7 Stephen Whitehead

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:37 PM

the scene in Vivre sa Vie, where the female lead is dancing around the pool hall is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful scenes in all cinema.
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#8 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:12 AM

don't forget Le Mepris, with Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Fritz Lang playing himself. It's a nice mix of straightforward narrative and reflexive cinema. The opening shot is particularly interesting, with the actors moving towards the camera while they are being filmed from the side with a camera that's on the same track as the camera which represents our viewpoint. Slowly the camera in front of us becomes the main object, instead of the actors, and in the end the camera pans to the left and 'looks' straight at us, signifying the intimate bond between camera and spectator.
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#9 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:02 AM

right, so you guys didn't forget le mepris, i just didn't know the english title. sorry :)

Edited by Alex Wuijts, 21 June 2006 - 09:04 AM.

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#10 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:12 AM

Jean-Luc Goddard: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000419
"Sympathy For The Devil" is a great Rolling Stones documentary shot just prior to Jagger's appearance in "Performance" (Nic Roeg/Donald Cammel)
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:49 AM

I'd also highly recommend, "Two or Three Things I know About Her". I don't think it is available on DVD in the US, but I have the PAL DVD. More reflexivity, and narrations with the audience, formalism etc...
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#12 Tim Partridge

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 11:12 AM

I don't rate Band a Part at all.

I'd love to see Godard's Cannon films adaption of KING LEAR! :lol:

À bout de souffle and Pierrot le fou are pretty good, if obvious choices for getting the best taster of his work.
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#13 Joe Hemsani

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:17 PM

you can also watch Pierrot le Fou, amazing color cinematography!!!
A very intelligent use of color by Raoul Coutard
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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:22 PM

Le Mepris
Bande a part
Une femme est une femme
Alphaville

Watching anything by him is cool, not a waste of time. I've only seen about 10 films of his, however. My favorites are Le Mepris and Bande a part.
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:40 AM

Le Mepris
Bande a part
Une femme est une femme
Alphaville

Watching anything by him is cool, not a waste of time. I've only seen about 10 films of his, however. My favorites are Le Mepris and Bande a part.


---"Le Mepris' leaves me cold. Part of it is that Delerue score.
But surprised that no one has mentioned 'Weekend'.

'Alphaville' is my next favorite. But the talk about the importance of love at the end comes across as a cold emotionless recital of a doctrine he thinks he should believe in but really doesn't. Maybe that's part of the humor.

---LV
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