History Film / Breathless

24th Nov '17 11:25:35 AM nombretomado
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''Breathless'' is a 1960 film directed by Creator/JeanLucGodard, in his feature filmmaking debut. Its original French title is "À bout de souffle" which translates literally to "at breath's end" with the general meaning being "out of breath." Along with Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''The 400 Blows'' and Alain Resnais' ''Hiroshima, Mon Amour'', it gained attention for the FrenchNewWave.

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''Breathless'' is a 1960 film directed by Creator/JeanLucGodard, in his feature filmmaking debut. Its original French title is "À bout de souffle" which translates literally to "at breath's end" with the general meaning being "out of breath." Along with Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''The 400 Blows'' and Alain Resnais' ''Hiroshima, Mon Amour'', it gained attention for the FrenchNewWave.
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16th Oct '17 2:29:38 PM jedidarrick
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The basic plot is fairly simple, seasoned by Godard with pop-cultural meta-commentary and Paris travelogue. Petty criminal Michel steals a car and, seeing that a policeman is following him on motorcycle, shoots said cop. He then flees to Paris and hides out with his American girlfriend. Eventually after she learns that he is a fugitive, she turns him in to the police. After a chase through the city on foot, he is shot and killed.

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The basic plot is fairly simple, seasoned by Godard with pop-cultural meta-commentary and Paris travelogue. Petty criminal Michel steals a car and, seeing that a policeman is following him on motorcycle, shoots said cop. He then flees to Paris and hides out with his American girlfriend. Eventually after she learns that he is a fugitive, she turns him in to the police. After a chase through the city on foot, he is shot and killed.
11th Sep '17 9:08:04 PM DavidDelony
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* SchoolStudyMedia: If you've seen this film, you're most likely a film student.
11th May '17 6:48:57 PM jamespolk
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* HassleFreeHotwire: It takes about five seconds for Michel to hotwire the car that he steals at the start of the movie.
4th Nov '16 7:19:56 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Breathless''''' is a 1960 film directed by Creator/JeanLucGodard, in his feature filmmaking debut. Its original French title is "À bout de souffle" which translates literally to "at breath's end" with the general meaning being "out of breath." Along with Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''The 400 Blows'' and Alain Resnais' ''Hiroshima, Mon Amour'', it gained attention for the FrenchNewWave.

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'''''Breathless''''' ''Breathless'' is a 1960 film directed by Creator/JeanLucGodard, in his feature filmmaking debut. Its original French title is "À bout de souffle" which translates literally to "at breath's end" with the general meaning being "out of breath." Along with Creator/FrancoisTruffaut's ''The 400 Blows'' and Alain Resnais' ''Hiroshima, Mon Amour'', it gained attention for the FrenchNewWave.
4th Nov '16 7:19:45 AM Morgenthaler
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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''.

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* CharacterTics: Michel moves his thumb across his lips multiple times to appear {{Badass}}, badass, as well as a ShoutOut to Humphrey Bogart's role in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
29th Oct '16 9:17:58 AM Morgenthaler
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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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* IJustWantToBeBadass: 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]].
14th Sep '16 3:37:41 PM Saveelich
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14th Sep '16 3:34:30 PM Saveelich
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14th Sep '16 3:32:38 PM Saveelich
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''Breathless'' made an international star of former boxer Jean-Paul Belmondo and raised the profile of Jean Seberg, whose Hollywood career had stalled when she starred in the big budget flop ''Saint Joan''.

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''Breathless'' made an international star of former boxer Jean-Paul Belmondo Creator/JeanPaulBelmondo and raised the profile of Jean Seberg, whose Hollywood career had stalled when she starred in the big budget flop ''Saint Joan''.
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