Tag Archives: French New Wave

Notes on “Band of Outsiders”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Three Parisian kids with vaguely American aspirations plan a vaguely American crime. That crime, a robbery, is mixed up with the seduction of Odile, the trio’s female constituent, who isn’t sure she wants either. You can’t … Continue reading

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Eight Movie Posters for “Band of Outsiders”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Band of Outsiders” is, I think, the tenderest of the great Godard films. It’s also, with the exception of “Breathless,” the one that looms largest in the public consciousness: The scenes showing Karina, Frey, and Brasseur … Continue reading

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“The Cosmopolitans” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because I am ‪#‎hardcore‬, I stayed up until midnight so I could watch Whit Stillman’s potential series pilot THE COSMOPOLITANS as soon as it went live on Amazon. The show opens with Joan Osborne singing “What Becomes of the … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “La Chinoise”

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Les Cousins”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian poster for this staple of the French New Wave. Featuring art by the mysterious Donelli, whose splashy watercolor style graced a few New Wave posters, including a couple for Godard’s “My Life to Live.” Godard … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “My Life to Live”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related I posted galleries of New Wave posters here, here, and here. I showcased some U.S. arthouse posters here.

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Chantal Goya and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Jean-Luc Godard’s MASCULIN FÉMININ (1966) Click on the image to enlarge. Related Check out the trailer here. Read Pauline Kael’s review of the movie here.

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Barbet Schroeder and Claudine Soubrier in Eric Rohmer’s LA BOULANGÈRE DE MONCEAU (1963) Click on the image to enlarge.

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Movie Posters of the French New Wave (Other Countries Edition)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve already posted galleries devoted to French and Italian posters of the French New Wave. This entry is the last in the series: it focuses on New Wave posters released in countries other than France and Italy. … Continue reading

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Movie Posters of the French New Wave (Italian Edition)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As in France, the appearance of New Wave films in Italy coincided with the advent of new techniques for the creation of movie posters. Designs became hipper, more au courant, and gradually the use of photographic images … Continue reading

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