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    Breathless (Euro International Films, 1960). Italian 2 - Folio (39" X 55").
    Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, from a story by Francois Truffaut, this was Godard's first feature film, and would quickly become one of the most important pictures of the French Nouvelle Vague. It tells the story of Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a penny-ante hood, and Patricia Franchini (Jean Seberg), both on the run from the police after Michel kills a cop. Godard's use of jump cutting, improvised dialogue, location shooting, and a disconnected narrative form were to set a standard that other auteurs in France would quickly adopt. By the end of the decade, the influence of the French New Wave would extend to America, as seen in such landmark films as The Graduate (1967) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967). This lovely Italian poster had pinholes in the corners and pinpoint crossfold separation, but expert professional restoration has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible, making this a poster you will own and display proudly. Very Fine on Linen.

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