We first blogged about the fully restored 50th anniversary version the film BREATHLESS a couple months back, but wasn’t really banking on the possibility of it ever reaching our corner of the Pacific.
[img_assist|nid=422|title=|desc=This is going to be my bookmarker for the next, I don’t know, 100 years.|link=none|align=right|width=200|height=150]
So when co-blogger Dana and I heard it was getting a one-week run at Kahala 8, we got ourselves in line faster than you could shout “New York Herald Tribune” (my official 2010 Halloween costume suggestion to all you pixie-cut lassies).
Speaking of the pay-pahs, A.O. Scott of the New York Times described the re-release as “an immaculate and glowing new print” and by Bogart was he right. Seeing Seberg ask, “Why are you so sad?” and Belmondo deadpan “Because I am” on the silver screen, couldn’t’ve made me more the opposite of sad. And that 25 minute bedroom scene reminded me why I watch movies in the first place because I basically live for that 25 minute bedroom scene. The screening has also inspired me to (and by “me”, I mean “ask Dana to”) screen print Jean-Pierre Melville’s cameo answer to Seberg’s journalistic inquiry of his greatest life ambition onto a t-shirt: “To become immortal, and then die.” Ugh, why is this movie so good?
[img_assist|nid=421|title=|desc=Jaloux? (Oh, I’m sorry, that’s “jealous?” in French. DOUBLE JALOUX??)|link=none|align=center|width=450|height=338]