Sunday, November 18, 2007

Although Godard's Bande à part is perhaps one of his most well known films, I didn't enjoy it as much as the others I've seen lately. For one, the two male characters are so cruel and take such horrible advantage of Anna Karina, it's hard to watch from start to finish. Plus, this film doesn't have any of the stylistic flourishes of Masculin, féminin or Une femme est une femme nor the formal innovation of Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle. Don't get me wrong, it's a good film, but by no means his most interesting. I would, however, rank it higher than Le petit soldat, which was also good but not especially brilliant.