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opening scene of Breathless

by The Cine-Files

The opening scene of Breathless, even as it lays the narrative groundwork for the film, is full of ellipses and jump cuts, requiring the viewer to actively piece together the film’s story. The jumpy, erratic editing of the movie mirrors the haphazard motives and actions of its unlikely hero.

Breathless, opening scene

opening scene of Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

from Breathless (1960)
Creator: Jean-Luc Godard
Distributor: Fox Lorber
Posted by The Cine-Files