I watched Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless today having not seen it in a long time, and it struck my that this film was not that well made. Maybe I'm just getting fed up the the horrendous over use of verite' style camera work and editing tricks in modern cinema or the fact that I have seen other films that were contemporary to Breathless that used these elements in a far more effective way, (The Cranes are Flying comes to mind off the top of my head) but although a decent film, I tend to think it is somewhat overrated. I am also aware of it's historical context but many films of that period were experimenting with verite' camera movement and experimental editing.
I also think Citizen Kane is another overrated film. Many people consider it the greatest film ever made. I, quite frankly, don't see it and never have. I found the story actually kinda boring, the interview section kinda a cop out. I again realize there were many innovations incorporated into the film but I don't believe it should be ranked as the greatest film ever made maybe not even in the top ten. Opinions?
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 15 July 2007 - 01:06 AM.