August 3, 2017 at 4:13AM
Breathless (1960) How can something this bad be good?
When we look past the mystique of a film in a foreign language (or that it is a French film which makes it artsy by default in our minds), the unconventional beauty of the protagonists, the boringness of the film which makes us not love the actual film but the discussion of it- what then makes Breathless so great? I understand that it broke traditions and gave way to new forms, but I'm seeking interesting opinions that do not only praise the film for the sake of it (as introductory film courses do) but for people who look at it with a critical and analytic eye.
I am not putting the film down, just thought it would be a great discussion.