Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Vintage Films: French Love
I recently watched for the second time the 1960's French film "Breathless" (À bout de souffle) about car thief Michel played by Jean-Paul Belmondo who sees himself as a young Humphrey Bogart and flees to Paris after committing petty crimes and killing a cop in Marseille. While on the run and in Paris he meets and starts a relationship with American student Patricia played by Jean Seberg an aspiring journalist. Pat sells the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs-Elysee (a street in Paris) and the film follows the two leisurely strolling down the streets of Paris and hanging out in her apartment. I wasn't too excited about the movie, but what did grab my attention were the Paris attractions, the visual styles and the clothes which were casual and simple, but stylish.