Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thoughts on Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)

-The naive Odile (Anna Karina) gets caught up with two would-be criminals, the lovestruck Franz (Sami Frey) and the nasty, but charming, Arthur (Claude Brasseur), and the three begin plotting to rob Odile's aunt of her millions.

-A clever twist on the gangster film, anyway.

-Anna Karina is lovely. I mean, she can play innocent, and calculating, and MPDG, and all that.

-The Madison scene is so awesome.

-Easily Godard's most accessible movie, if it's not his best. Only hints of his usual abuse of the fourth wall.

-That's it, really. Very clean-cut.