Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pierrot Le Fou - a film (1965)
"Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard’s tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, “the last romantic couple.” With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, Pierrot le fou is one of the high points of the French New Wave, and was Godard’s last frolic before he moved ever further into radical cinema." - The Criterion Collection
One of my favorite features on my computer is the ability to take a picture of what is on the screen with a simple brush of the keyboard. While I was watching Pierrot Le Fou I took a few pictures this way, just little scenes that I liked from the beginning of the film and wanted to remember and share with you.