December 3rd, 2014: Breathless (1960)

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Cast and Crew:   Francois Truffaut (Story); Jean-Pierre Melville

What It’s About: A small time hood (Jean-Paul Belmondo) tries to convince his American former girlfriend (Jean Serberg) to go on the lam with him after a car theft gone bad.

Why Watch it Today?: Jean-Luc Godard, born on this date in 1930, set the world of French cinema ablaze with today’s movie, his début.

Other Choices:  Previously we featured Alphaville, another great Godard film.

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