Tag Archives: Jean-Luc Godard

Notes on “Contempt”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Contempt” probably doesn’t work. But is it intended to? Director Jean-Luc Godard is rare among filmmakers of the sound era in his ability to treat movies perfunctorily. He’s a doodler, a sketch artist; ideas flit across … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Distractions

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Notes on “Redoubtable”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Redoubtable” is a demystification of Jean-Luc Godard and a dramatization of his turn to radical politics. Director Michel Hazanavicius lacks the ferocity and lightning wit of the artist he’s spoofing, but his somewhat plodding covers of … 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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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Marina Vlady and Anny Duperey in Godard’s 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER. Just two naked French prostitutes mock fighting while wearing travel bags over their heads, nbd. Click on the image to enlarge.

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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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