Monday, December 15, 2008

Pierrot le Fou

Jean Luc Godard released Pierrot le Fou in 1965, featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina. The imagery and soundtrack of this film make it one of Godard's most memorable New Wave films. The use of color in this film is one of Godard's best choices because they seem to reflect the intense emotion of each different scene. Pierrot, a middle class man with a family, gets bored with his daily life and decides to run away with his children's babysitter, played by Anna Karina. The two characters seem to mimic one another, their chemistry and acting work very well in the film. The chain of events that happen between the two characters show the passion and criminal intent of Belmondo and Karina. The two create havoc wherever they seem to go, however, the consequences do not seem to phase them. Pierrot le Fou is another Godard film that examines the relationship between a man and a woman who seem to match perfectly.

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