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May 19 at 11:35am

“That Was A Good Trailer”

Film Forum showed this trailer before the restored print of METROPOLIS. When it was done, the nine year old young man next to me turned to me and said “That was a good trailer”. He knows of what he speaks. And thus how little we have traveled. Fifty years is the age of Godard’s BREATHLESS and it still feels fresh even to an innocent’s eyes. And for that matter, METROPOLIS totally stood up and got the approved stamp of “exciting” from both my son and his friend.

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October 19 at 10:17am

More Godard Trailers

You have to love the music in the MASCULINE FEMININE trailer:

I know that this film is to blame for my film school laundromat shoots, and those of many others.  And many young women’s hair style and fashions to this day live comfortably in this forty year old footage.
BREATHLESS is responsible for so much, a day doesn’t go by without being chock full of references:


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October 18 at 10:08am

His Old Is Always New

For awhile Jean Luc Godard made films so fresh that, now –40+ years later — they still seem fresher than virtually anything anyone else is making.

Here’s the ALPHAVILLE trailer:

And here’s BAND OF OUTSIDERS trailer:

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