Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TCM's Jean-Luc Godard tribute

I mentioned at the beginning of the month that Star of the Month Marion Davies was going to have her movies featured on the first four Tuesdays in January. Now, since this month happens to have five Tuesdays, that means TCM needed something else to program on that last night. And they decided to do a tribute to French director Jean-Luc Godard, who died back in September at the age of 91.

TCM will be running five movies directed by Godard in prime time (well, into the wee hours of the morning or overnight depending upon your perspective), startng at 8:00 PM with Breathless. The full lineup is as follows:

8:00 PM Breathless
9:45 PM Le petit soldat
11:30 PM Masculin-feminin
1:30 AM Contempt
3:30 AM Vivre sa vie

I have to admit to not having seen too many of Godard's pictures, although with the exception of Alphaville, the ones I've seen I've all had a strong negative reaction toward, unlike, say, Fran├žois Truffaut. Alphaville was just so different that it's interesting even if a lot of people are going to find it a mess. And it's a shame that it's not part of tonight's lineup so that people can judge for themselves.

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