Sunday, June 13, 2010


All this week the Ritz Bourse is running a 50th-anniversary revival of Breathless (Godard, 1960). I have to say I'm not invested in the anniversary occasion, since the film has been kept in the canonical eye so consistently, it lacks the full sense of rediscovery and retrospection. But whatever: any occasion for a new screening of the film is welcome. The Ritz website promises that this is the first 35mm restoration of the print. Given that previous versions I've seen (granted, some years ago) were grainy, washed out and with ssubtitles hard to read, I'm curious to see how much of this raw quality will be in the restoration.

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