Tue, 25 March 2014
Erin and Paul review a landmark film of the French New Wave, and its nearly forgotten American remake. First: BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 feature debut, about a French petty criminal and cop-killer who hides out with his American girlfriend in Paris while planning a getaway to Italy; then, Jim McBride's 1983 film BREATHLESS, in which an American petty criminal and cop-killer hides out with his French girlfriend in Los Angeles while planning a getaway to Mexico. Jean-Paul Belmondo rubbing his lips, or Richard Gere gyrating his hips: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on A FIELD IN ENGLAND, VERONICA MARS, and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.