This summer celebrates 50 years of the French New Wave classic by the single most influential auteur of the movement himself Jean-Luc Godard and it’s an anniversary that couldn’t be more deserved.
It’s often said movies are divided into the two categories: before-Breathless and after-Breathless. I mean, where would independent cinema be without this piece of innovative celluloid? Charmingly raw with it’s use of shaky hand held cameras, jump cuts, freeze frames, use of non-professional actors, jumbled narrative, improvised naturalistic dialogue, shooting on-location with everyday lighting, film reference upon film reference upon film reference, breaking-the-fourth-wall and self-reflexiveness, Godard’s Breathless influenced, well… EVERYTHING. Fin.
The “Happy 50th Birthday, Breathless” Trailer
More about Godard’s latest film after the jump…