Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Breathless/Ladri Di Biciclette

We had to watchthe new wave film Breathless and in its day, it has been heralded as “The Yardstick of Celluloid Cool.” Did they watch the same film as I did, because I found banal and pointless.  Michel is a  conman who steals and kills whatever gets in his way and tries to win the heart of his emotionally-detached love interest, Patricia en route.  In its favour, it did have some stunning shots of the very photogenic Jean Seberg and the six pack of Jean-Paul Belmondo – but it didn’t have much else to recommend it. The Bogart tribute of lip rubbing, the never-extinguished cigarette and the prolonged death run – really bizarre.

I would have preferred to watch Ladri Di Biciclette, which at least looked like it had a story, or at least a point. I think we got as far as watching the bed linen being hocked for a bicycle, which ends up getting nicked.

Tags: vids 2014
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