Band of Outsiders

July 20, 2007 at 9:36 pm 1 comment

Band picture

Certainly, there are a number of critical things one could say about Jean-Luc Godard‘s delightful Band of Outsiders (1964). In particular, one could cite its antic proto-pomo delight in subverting conventions (a literal moment of silence, a race through the Louvre to kill time, and Arthur’s highly perambulatory death). Or my favorite, the dance scene (a screen from which appears above).

I love this film. That’s what I want to say. It’s exquisite. Frantz’ impromptu discourse on a story by Jack London. The loony bestockinged thiefs. Odile. Crime and — not bothering with punishment.

What fun!!

For a fuller treatment of the film’s virtues, check out my partner in crime’s post at Raccoon.

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Entry filed under: Band of Outsiders, Film, french new-wave, Godard, movie, noir, thurs afternoon.

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