This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee to discuss Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film, Band of Outsiders.
About the film:
Four years after Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with Band of Outsiders (Bande à part). In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.
Buy The Film On Amazon:
- Band of Outsiders (1964) – The Criterion Collection
- Band of Outsiders: Madison-sur-Seine – The Criterion Collection
- Band of Outsiders (1964) – IMDb
- Band of Outsiders – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Criterion Reflections: Band of Outsiders (1964) – #174
- Home Video Hovel: Band of Outsiders
- The Best Film Critic of the ’60s and the Best Filmmaker of the ’60s
- Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
Next time on the podcast: Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso
Music from this episode is from Michel Legrand’s score for Band of Outsiders