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Articles and Essays on French Films

Jules and Jim (1962)

“You said, ‘I love you’, I said ‘Wait’. I was about to say, ‘Take me.’ You said ‘Go.” Francois Truffaut’s Jules and Jim is one of the most tragic and poetic love triangles ever made about two men: one French the other Austrian, who fall for the same woman who is clearly, morally unstable. The character of Catherine is […]

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Through the eyes of an animal

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2PseaQyNU[/youtube]

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Contempt (1963)

Jean-Luc Godard’s poetic masterpiece Contempt is a like a haunting three-act Greek tragedy, in which a French playwright gets hired by a seedy and corrupt American film producer to rewrite a movie script of a direct to film adaptation of The Odyssey, which is being directed by the legendary German director Fritz Lang (playing himself). When the producer is told […]

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The haunting score from Godard’s Contempt

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Battle of Algiers, The (1966)

“Isn’t it cowardly to use your women’s baskets to carry bombs, which have taken so many innocent lives? “Isn’t it even more cowardly to attack defenseless villages with napalm bombs that kill many thousands of times more? Obviously, planes would make things easier for us. Give us your bombers, sir, and you can have our […]

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