Jean-Luc Godard’s ,”Vivre Sa Vie,” 1962, Anna Karina, plays Nana, a down-on-her-luck aspiring actress who falls prey to the dangers of prostitution: moral, psychological, and physical turmoil.
Whatever you might think of his films, Jean-Luc Godard is a towering and inescapable influence on everything from films, photography, even (maybe subconsciously) to rap music. I may be bored waiting for the plots to start, may not be that interested in the political or satirical points he’s trying to make, but I sooo appreciate his utter originality and convention-busting mentality.
“Breathless,” 1960, left old-style filmmaking in its wake. Radical jump cuts and hand-held camera work only became mainstream in the MTV age of music videos.