Monday Movie: Breathless, by Josh Long
Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Breathless originally ran as part of our reader-voted Top 100 Movies list.
Jean-Luc Godard’s most famous film, Breathless follows the brief love affair between a man on the run and a petite American expatriate. Expressing the attitude of the younger generation in both its content and execution, Breathless shocked the film world with its originality. This film is the one most credited with the invention of the jump cut, in a quick scene that would change the movies forever.