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Band of Outsiders (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on July 30, 2008

The first time I saw this, I figured it had opened up Godard to me.  After a long string of mostly unsatisfactory viewings, I had finally found one that really swept me off my feet, and suddenly I understood what he was all about and from that point on I’d adore all his films.  It didn’t work out that way.  This is still my favorite Godard… and still one of a very small handful that I enjoy.  He makes every scene interesting or playful or unusual.  He does that in other films too, but the difference here is he never annoys you with his smarty-pants didactic blah blah blah lectures.  He just has fun with it.  So I’ll probably never be a Godard fan, and I’m sure all the true Godard fans are sneering at me right now because this is most “accessible” film, but at least I have one that I can love.  Rating: 9


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