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Watch: Breathless and How World War II Changed Film History

This is a solid nine-minute look at Breathless and how it grapples with Hollywood’s influence on the film industry. Beginning with Quentin Tarantino’s oft-noted quote that he “outgrew” Godard after being initially inspired to make movies by him, this video from The Nerdwriter breaks down how WWII led to an influx of Hollywood films in France, the way Breathless grapples with this legacy, the specter of Humphrey  Bogart, Lacan’s mirror stage and much more. Hat-tip to David Hudson at Keyframe Daily.

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