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400 Blows versus Breathless  Reply with quote  

which film is better? i mean breathless is that classic, the film is so powerful, moving, intelligent, and meaningful - even 4 decades later. Jean Paul Belmondo is amazing. his performance is almost as beautiful as how this flick was shot. but no where near as beautiful as Patricia Franchini.

on the other hand,

400 Blows is the best coming of age story ever. the ending on the beach, his relationship with his father and teacher and society, that bitch of a mother, its all so good. and shot just as beautiful as breathless if not better.

i'm not trying to turn this into a godard versus truffaut discussion, but i have a feeling it will elevate to that. so with that said, my vote is for 'a bout de souffle' over 'les quatre cents coups.' probably because it has a more adult theme to it and thats what i'm feeling right now. when i'm old and i miss my youth my opinion might flip. or it could be that i saw breathless most recently.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:14 pm
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400 blows thats a porno right i tried out to be a porn star and got grosed out by the cunnilingus.....
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:29 pm
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i'm not a big truffaut fan, so I'ma say Godard but with the exception that Weekend whups all of his other films. It's a spectacle and heavy handed, but justifiably so. I liked Contempt a lot too.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:31 pm
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yes very true but is it porn?????
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:35 pm
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its porn if you like 14 year old boys.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:39 pm
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oh god no... that is sick when i was 14 i would have never done porn.... thats gross who put them up to it... why would they go through with it....gosh did you enjoy watching it... thats pretty gross but thats why i love america
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:43 pm
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the movie is french. but the joke is probably on me for continuing to reply to this joke, you jocker. ah shit. i'll just quit now.

contempt is a serious flick. amazing. i think it maybe my favorite godard movie, but breathless is the one that everyone knows, so i just used that to start conversation.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:48 pm
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BEAT REPORTER I AM SORRY FOR YOUR INCONVENIENCE I DID NOT REALLY KNOW I THOUGHT YOU WATCHED KIDDIE PORN.... SORRY I THOUGHT THAT WAS WEIRD ITS JUST IN THE U.K. EVERYONE SAYS THAT AMERICAS IS FIILED WITH KIDDIE PORN SO I FIGURED YOU WERE JUST DOING SOMETHING NORMAL... SERIOUSLY I AM SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE.......
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:50 pm
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its cool, i'm not trying to hate. i just thought you were joking. if you seriously didn't know, thats understandable. there isn't a large population of french cinema films in america. i thought you were just being a dick. shit gets a crossed in internet speak.

its not kiddie porn, 400 Blows is a movie from like 1959 by francois truffaut, an amazing film maker. you should rent it and give it a view. its a little heavy and thick at times, but its worth the 100 minutes and the $5 at blockbuster. if you get the dvd the commentary is decent and could help shed some light on the movie. good luck with yr mullet.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:09 pm
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BEAT REPORTER YOUR MY BUDDY... THANKS MAN... I FEEL LIKE AN ALIEN... IM IN THIS NEW PLACE TOTALLY TRYING TO MAKE FRIENDS AND SURVIVE... I HAVE A TON OF PLANS TO HELP THIS COUNTRY MUSICALLY I JUST FIGURED OUT THAT MY NAME IS BAD A ANIMAL LOVE MAKER SO I AM REALLY BUMMED OUT..... I AM GOING TO RENT THAT MOVIE AS SOON AS I GET A VCR AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT I THINK I LOVE FILMS JUST ANOTHER PART OF THE ARTS YOU KNOW... THANKS MAN IF YOU ARE EVER IN Woonsocket RI i will personally give you the best car wash ever... \
i am the squegee master.... no runs no drips no errors sort of like krylon...and i want a vote on the mullet keep it or leave it... it has been part of my life for 6 years so now it has sentimental value you know...
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:17 pm
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This is a pretty fucked up question, as they are both incredible films. One of the things I love about the 400 Blows is how personal it is to Truffaut. The character of Antoine Doinel was very autobiographical of Truffaut's early life. I love the idea that a kid with such a confused young life can turn around and become one of the quintessential French New Wave directors.

Then there's Breathless, a masterpiece by Godard. I love the style of this film, and Godard's contributions to the French New Wave are nearly unmatched.

Please don't make me choose between the two. You picked two great films though.
Post Fri Jul 12, 2002 11:44 pm
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