History Film / Breathless

21st Oct '15 9:24:02 AM Azelf2010
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* BilingualDialouge: One sequence has Patricia and an unnamed man conversing in a cafe. The conversation switches from English to French and back to English again on a dime.
21st Oct '15 9:15:27 AM Azelf2010
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* JumpCut: The movie helped popularize them. However, they weren't done because of stylistic choice as much as the fact that Goddard neded to shorten the picture, so he got rid of frames randomly. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claimed]].
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* JumpCut: The movie [[TropeCodifier helped popularize them.them]]. However, they weren't done because of stylistic choice as much as the fact that Goddard neded to shorten the picture, so he got rid of frames randomly. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claimed]].

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* JumpCut: TropeCodifier: The movie helped popularize them. However, greatest legacy of ''Breathless'' may very well be its idiosyncratic usage of jump cuts. While the editing technique was not unheard of at the time, they weren't done because of stylistic choice as became much as the fact that Goddard neded to shorten the picture, so he got rid of frames randomly. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he claimed]].more popular upon release.
21st Oct '15 9:10:47 AM Azelf2010
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* TropeMaker: One of the earliest examples of French New Wave cinema, and one of the most acclaimed works to come out of the movement.
21st Oct '15 9:06:21 AM Azelf2010
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* StealthParody: Certain elements of the film noir genre, and by extension, classic Hollywood films (the effortlessly cool protagonist, long takes with minimal editing, suspenseful plotting, bleak and cynical tone) are oh-so-subtly skewered by Godard. Makes sense, given that he was a part of the French New Wave, a movement which openly rejected literary and cinematic conventions of the era.
21st Oct '15 8:47:40 AM Azelf2010
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* Cloudcuckoolander: Michel can certainly come off as one at times. His drive through the countryside at the beginning of the film is charmingly bizarre, to say the least.
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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Michel can certainly come off as one at times. His drive through the countryside at the beginning of the film is charmingly bizarre, to say the least.
21st Oct '15 8:47:07 AM Azelf2010
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** {{Lampshaded}} at one point when he sees a poster of Bogart, studies it reverently, and proceeds to emulate the aforementioned gesture.
21st Oct '15 8:45:25 AM Azelf2010
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* Cloudcuckoolander: Michel can certainly come off as one at times. His drive through the countryside at the beginning of the film is charmingly bizarre, to say the least.
6th Apr '15 3:49:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* VillainProtagonist: Michel.
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* VillainProtagonist: Michel.Michel. ----
4th Nov '14 4:58:13 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* {{Badass}}: Deconstructed with Michel, who tries hard to be one but isn't much more than a low-rank criminal, which [[spoiler:leads towards his quick and grotesque downfall]].

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* CharacterTics: Michel moves his thumb across his lips multiple times to appear {{Badass}}, as well as a ShoutOut to Humphrey Bogart's role in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. ** PlayedForDrama in the end [[spoiler:when he is shot and his girlfriend moves her thumb across her lips]]. Or PlayedForLaughs, depending on your [[BlackComedy humor]].
9th Aug '14 9:35:57 AM AnotherGuy
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A remake was done in TheEighties starring RichardGere.
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