thank u 1karina1 for introducing me to these hot guys. especially jean pierre leaud (swoon) ,and you're right he does look like christian bale. i wish i lived in the 60s, i would be a groupie of his for sure. i really gatta see his movies especially masculin feminin, i think jane birkin is in that film, right. i wanna buy every movie mentioned on this thread . i just love french films, old and new
thank u 1karina1 for introducing me to these hot guys. especially jean pierre leaud (swoon) ,and you're right he does look like christian bale.
I'm glad you see the resemblance too. I thought I was going crazy!
Jean Pierre Leaud is best in Truffaut's films. He was plucked from obscurity when he starred in "The 400 blows" at the tender age of 15. You should see the other films he made with Truffaut like Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board. It's very silly but charming too.
Masculin Feminin is a Godard film, not the best one to see first if you're not use to his style (ps. it doesn't star Jane Birkin, but Francoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot make cameo appearances )
i saw "Les Mistons" a short film dircted by Francois Truffaut a few nights ago and this girl style and beautiy stuck out to me. Her name is Bernadette Lafont.
source: le-papier-agaument.com, jacuesmasson.net, frenchfilm,
Oh, I adore 'Les Mistons'! You're right Bernadette Lafont is stunning in the film. Did you know that the man she is in love with in the film was her real-life boyfriend? She wasn't even an actress.
One of the things I love about French New Wave movies is that they were filmed so casually over a short period of time using friends of the director.
And that energy and sheer joy of making the film really comes across.
The usual actors and actresses have been featured in this thread, but I find myself captivated by people with literally just walk-on parts in these films. Wish I could find pics of them, but alas..I can't.
I love the young girl in Breathless who stops Michel on the street with a petition and he says he hates the youth and she pulls a face.
I'm able to do screencaps and I couldn't resist capturing the brief seconds of this young girl in Breathless, that I mentioned earlier.
Her skirt had a wonderful swing as she tottered over the cobblestones...
These caps don't do justice to seeing her in motion and the sound of her voice
I love this thread. One of my favorite things about French New Wave is the fact that the actresses seemed to have this really intriguing air about them. They always outshone the men in the films. I just love the contrast between those women and the bland Mischa Bartons we have in American cinema today.
And we liked to party
and we kept it live
and we had a three volume tome of contemporary slang
to keep a handle on all this jive.
As promised, here are my screencaps of Godard's Masculin Feminin.
Since this is a French New Wave thread I thought I'd include images of scenery shot (since 60's Paris is wonderfully evoked in this film) and other characters from the film and some star-studded cameos! Enjoy everyone!
Chantal Goya plays Madeline, an aspiring pop star. A passive girl, who constantly checks herself in mirrors and touches her hair to reassure herself that her iconic bob is neat...
Raoul Coutard's cinematography enhances the scenes captured of Paris and it's inhabitants. Caught unaware sometimes in a faded grey, moody blots of noir or luminiscent overhead strips of lighting...
Francoise Hardy briefly appears getting out of an American embassy car and walking into a building
Jean-Pierre Leaud plays Paul, a disenchanted youth recently demobbed from the army who finds himself pulled towards communist leanings. At once intense and direct but also boyish, skidding across floors and jumping over benches to reach Madeline...