Friday 27 September 2013

Jeanne Moreau sings!

Jeanne Moreau sings Le tourbillon de la vie in Truffaut's Jules et Jim (1962).

How lovely to hear an untrained voice sing a beautiful song. Here's another - Anna Karina  in Godard's Pierrot le Fou sings Ma ligne de chance, attended by Jean-Paul Belmondo.

This is one of the early films Godard would later disown. He's nuts. I'd trade all the lacklustre doctrinaire Maoist videos he went on to make in the 1970s for this three-minute clip. Life is here, and love. I hope our children will one day get to see such films as they should be seen, on a big screen - but it seems unlikely. Pierrot le Fou (1965) is an absolutely immersive movie (as they say nowadays) - in Cinemascope and saturated Eastmancolor (which has to be seen to be believed). A wonderful film.

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