Bande À Part (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

What's it about? A girl hooks up with two small-time hoodlums, who convince her to assist them in a robbery at the same time as trying to cop off with her.

Is it any good? Sort of. There's an interesting pulp fiction plot in here, but it's deliberately swamped by a lot of faffing about. This might have been cool or chic in the 60s, but it's kinda irritating to modern eyes. The music is good though, and the Madison dance sequence, which adds nothing to the plot at all, makes me happy. In fact, watch it below and cheer yourself up. Why not try something similar next time you're in a cafe and there's a lull in the conversation?

I don't trust you. What do others think? A key film in the French New Wave movement and probably Godard's most accessible film. Time magazine named it one of the best 100 films of all time.

Anything else I should know? Quentin Taratino named his production company A Band Apart after it and the John Travolta-Uma Thurman dance sequence in Pulp Fiction was inspired by the one mentioned above.

What does the Fonz think? It won't be for everyone, but does enough to gain it a thumb up.

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