A bout de souffle

The results were nothing less than a cinematic revolution.

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He goes to Paris to collect some money in order to leave the country, and tries to convince his American girlfriend Patricia Franchini Jean Seberg to go with him.

The free-wheeling, almost casual, use of the camera is typical of the New Wave style.

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Furthermore, there was a regular and rapid increase of investment in film until the s. Images and sounds create meaning but not in the order they are usually manufactured. Tarantino works with trash, and by analyzing, criticizing, and formalizing it, he emerges with something new, just as Godard made a lyrical work of art in Breathless out of his memories of casually crappy American B-movies. The eventual profit was substantial, rumored to be fifty times the investment. Godard had made several short films before A bout de souffle , but this feature established the international reputation of the director who is regarded as one of the most important filmmakers of the s. Almost the whole film had to be dubbed in post-production because of the noisiness of the Cameflex camera [19] and because the Cameflex was incapable of synchronized sound. His work, spanning 40 years, has been enormously influential. The free-wheeling, almost casual, use of the camera is typical of the New Wave style.

Chabrol and Truffaut agreed to give Godard their treatment and wrote de Beauregard a letter from the Cannes Film Festival in May agreeing to work on the film if Godard directed it. For Godard the act of making a film was as much a part of its meaning as its content and style.

Andrew Sarris analyzed it as existentially representing "the meaninglessness of the time interval between moral decisions.

This introduces two themes: the role of woman and death.

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Lewis, Otto Preminger and any number of classic film noirs. He and Coutard devised ways — such as using a wheelchair for tracking shots and shooting with specialist lowlight filmstock for nighttime scenes — to make this possible.

This unexpected visual effect of the rectangle breaks the illusion of realism in cinema.

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White Other articles you might like: Follow City-Data. By , Godard, now desperate to catch up with his Cahiers colleagues and make a first feature film, asked if he might revive the project. Producer Georges de Beauregard wrote a letter to the entire crew complaining about the erratic shooting schedule. The quality of French films became trapped in a standard which lacked imagination and tried to copy the Hollywood norms. The free-wheeling, almost casual, use of the camera is typical of the New Wave style. Coutard says that on a day that Godard had called in sick de Beauregard bumped into the director at a cafe and the two got into a fist fight. Painting is motionless, cinema is interesting because it seizes life and the mortal side of life. Among these was the belief that the director was the responsible creative individual behind a film, that film should be approached as a mode of personal expression, and a deep admiration for the visual style of many Hollywood films.

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