Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: French

Juri Nummelin (
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 15:25:56 +0200 (EET)

On Sat, 20 Nov 1999, Bill Hagen wrote:

> I've followed with interest the various comments on French films, espec.
> those on Godard. Seems to me one of his darkest and best films--perhaps
> "in category" enough for HB/noir fans--is one that, as far as I know, is
> NOT based on a category novel. "Weekend" begins with fine scenes of French
> road rage (before it was called that), wrecks that send the focal
> characters off on a violent cross-country jaunt to the point where they
> meet hippie guerrillas who, um, live off passing tourists. If you like
> the twist at the end of the Thompson's The Getaway, ...

Yes, you're right: "Week-End" (I suppose it's written this way) is one of his best films. But in the end it's as irritating as any Godard.


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