Moviedrome Mondays: Weekend (1967)

Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing legendary French New Wave veteran filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 surrealist black comedy masterpiece Weekend, readers will have to rely on Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 19, 1993 (read here). Since I love all of Godard’s films, it will probably not surprise any of my loyal readers to know that Weekend ranks for me as one of his many great films. Cox hits the nail on the head when he described it as his most Bunuelian film. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite Jean-Luc Godard films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s French trailer

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s US trailer

My Favorite Jean-Luc Godard Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Goodbye to Language (2014)

2.   In Praise of Love (2001)

3.   Histoire(s) du cinema (1988/1989/1997/1998)
(Documentary)

4.   Passion (1982)

5.   Number Two (1975)

6.   Weekend (1967)

7.   Film Socialisme (2010)

8.   Here and Elsewhere (1974)

9.   King Lear (1987)

10. La Chinoise (1967)

11. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)

12. Made in U.S.A. (1966)

13. Masculin Féminin (1966)

14. A Married Woman (1964)

15. Alphaville (1965)

16. Hail Mary (1985) 

17. Every Man for Himself (1980)

18. Le Gai savoir (1969)

19. Tout va bien (1972)

20. Notre musique (2004)

21. Contempt (1963)

22. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

23. Breathless (1960)

24. Pierrot le fou (1965)

25. Band of Outsiders (1964)

26. JLG/JLG – Self-Portrait in December (1994)
(Documentary)

27. Oh Woe Is Me (1993)

28. Les Carabiniers (1963)

29. Le Petit Soldat (1960)

30. Detective (1985)

31. First Name: Carmen (1983)

32. For Ever Mozart (1996)

33. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

34. Keep Your Right Up (1987)

35. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Armide”)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1958)

2.   A Story of Water (1958)
(co-directed with Francois Truffaut)

3.   All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1957)