the art of cinema - pierrot le fou

The art of cinema no.2

Pierrot le Fou

2000 words later and I feel pretty close to this film; it's not my favourite of Godard's work but it's worth seeing for the cinematic style alone. Probably one of the greatest examples of Godard's use of colour - the theme in this case is bold primaries - Pierrot le Fou brings together screen favourites Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo in a madcap action/comedy/romance. The narrative is a bit chaotic and I wasn't really sure what to expect with the ending; but with the exception of Le Mepris it is one of the most idyllically set of Godard's films and the visuals kept me watching all the way through.

Screencaps from Pierrot le Fou via Google