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February 13, 2012

Pretty much my fave movie ever is available free online right now.

Perfect cuddle-up viewing for Valentine’s Day.

Breathless [Au Bout de Souffle]

1958: the coolest year, style-wise, ever—right between the sharp traditional fashions of prior decades and the relaxed wildness of modern times.

So: if you want to feel 1958 jazz cool and lovely and young, and you don’t have a time machine, Godard’s ordinary spontaneous materpiece is the next best thing.

5. Au Bout de Souffle [Breathless]

With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured cinema would never be the same.

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