Monday, November 20, 2017

Pierrot le fou (1965)

Such rains yesterday! Because there was no chance of getting any yard work done, and because there is only so much reading and writing I can do, I reached into that tub of DVDs and pulled out Godard's Pierrot le Fou (1965).

Here we are early in the film, with Ferdinand/Pierrot driving home the babysitter, Marianne, in his American friend's car. Marianne is introduced to us as F/P's American friend's "niece", but it is in this scene that we learn that F/P and Marianne share a past.

Shortly after that:

Except she never "said" she didn't like talking about herself.

Nor did he, for that matter.

In fact, she never said anything.

Have to check the translation again, whether F/P used a French word meaning "feel" and Marianne used a French word meaning "like". An important distinction.

Much later in the film:

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