As the actress said to the Bishop, ‘About the Soufflé’
I was about to move on to the Apu Trilogy when I realised (as I reached for the Apu DVDs) that I hadn’t kept my promise to watch all the Godard films i could lay my hands upon and then watch Breathless again, to finish this period of living in the land of Godard.
Weary and ready to put Godard and his unique style of filmmaking behind me, I knew that I had to keep this promise to myself. Vivre sa vie, Le Mepris, Bande A part, Pierrot le fou and 2 or 3 Things I know About Her, needed to be followed up by another viewing of Breathless. So I’m doing it, now.