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New Meetup: 50th anniversery of "Breathless"

Dallas, TX
Announcing a new Meetup for Classic Movie Fans!

What: 50th anniversery of "Breathless"

When: Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:15 PM

Where: Angelika Film Center Dallas
Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX 75206

Merge meetup with the Dallas Indie Movie Meetup......

Sorry!! Way short notice as this is for tomorrow ( Sunday ). I intended to make this a meetup here a week ago, but forgot. This is something that should appeal to some at this Classic Movie Meetup, Godard's 1960 debut, which was one of the classic French "new wave" movies of that period. See ya all then..........

Movie starts at 5:30, meet 20-30 minutes beforehand downstairs......

This is something we should do, the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard's first movie, the French "new wave" touchstone, "Breathless". The peak of this movement was roughly the very end of the 50s to about the mid 60s. It was a huge influence to all of the rebels of the 70s cinema renaissance. In the great doc that covers that period, "A Decade Under The Influence", all of the directors who came of age then, when interviewed on who influenced them across the board mentioned every one of the new wave directors.

As Ebert said, this movie changed cinema. One funny thing I read in the Wikipedia link below on the new wave was that Bob Rafelson who later did "Five Easy Pieces" among other things was also behind the Monkees 66-68 tv show. I knew that, but I didn't realize that he considered the Marx Brothers as well as the French new wave to be his 2 big influences in doing the show ( as well as the Monkees 68 movie "Head" that he did with Jack Nicholson ). I just naturally assumed the obvious direct influence would've been the Beatles movies of a year or 2 before.

Anyway, should be good to see on the big screen. I saw it long ago on someone's smallish tv screen, and just thought it was all right. I'll probably have more appreciation this time. Lots of cool looking links below of websites, articles etc below. One is a 94 interview with Godard with one of my very favorite contemporary indie directors, Hal Hartley. He was once known as the Long Island Godard. Exact time to be announced later, but around 5:30ish next Sunday. And I'm not going to forever only keep doing it at this time and day, but at least for the next couple I will......









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