As I’ve stated before, I am not a big Jean-Luc Godard fan and I think many of his films are just not very good, especially after about 1975. But one cannot question his revolutionary importance to film in the 1960s. Some probably would have called him the greatest living director up to the point of his death yesterday, though I’d go with Scorsese and maybe Almodovar over him. Even Breathless, I find to be more good than great. But it is an entertaining flick and let’s make it the subject of tonight’s film club thread.
In any case, Godard’s passing is an important moment to reflect upon film history and we should consider this an open thread on Godard generally. Here’s a clip of Breathless to get us started.