Wednesday, 6 August 2014

BFI Top 50: No. 42c Pierrot le Fou (1965)

In 2012 the BFI (British Film Institute) published what, in the experts opinion, are the greatest Movies of all time.

42c Pierrot le Fou



So here we go, it’s time for an actual movie by Jean-Luc Godard rather then a bizarre montage of seemingly unconnected images and sounds.

Pierrot le Fou isn't far off from being exactly that. No direction, script, overall plan, coherence or plot the movie has left me yet again wondering if I am missing some sort of cultural centre in my brain. shot0024Something that takes things like this and interprets them as Art. The other alternative is even worse. The other alternative isn't that I am wrong but that all the people that rave about works like this are wrong. Its them that have the malfunctioning Brains. Perhaps a fault in the brain that lets dissonant soundtracks, Bizarre occurrences and completely illogical progressions acceptable.

Don't get me started on the bizarre and out of place musical numbers and the perfectly timed coincidences that make Skyfall look random or the bizarrely acceptable French racism toward America.

To me Cinema is a storytelling medium that can be both audibly and visually stunning. Without storytelling though its simply a hollow shell. A rotting corpse that has been well attended by the mortician. shot0023That is Godards work. He is the Michael Bay of French and Art-house Cinema, hiding utter trash behind pretty scenery and lovely colours.

As to the top 50. Well what the fuck do YOU think.

RATINGS (at the time of publishing)

IMDB Users rate this movie at a ludicrous 7.8. As it is fucking terrible I give it 2
Rotten Tomatoes give it an equally ludicrous 85%. I say 20% and 18 of that is because Anna Karina is pretty.
The BFI page for the movie is HERE.

I would rather stick scissors in my eyes than watch this movie again.

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