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RIP Jean-Luc Godard (1930 – 2022)

Jean-Luc Godard  was a French-Swiss film director.

Famous “Si vous n’aimez pas la mer, si vous n’aimez pas la montagne, si vous n’aimez pas la ville … allez vous faire foutre!” scene from  À bout de souffle (1960)

Godard rose to prominence as a pioneer of the ‘Nouvelle Vague’ in European cinema. He is best known for his jump cuts in À bout de souffle (1960).

Of the same period and in the same style are other films that defied audience expectations: Vivre sa vie (1962), Bande à part (1964), and Pierrot le Fou (1965).

Also of interest are his lesser known political films during his communist period. There is for example his use of stills such as the Freudo/Marx pinup in Le gai savoir (1969).

We at Jahsonic have little sympathy for the humorless pretentiousness of mr. Godard. He is, however symptomatic of the ‘épater les bourgeois’ tradition of Baudelaire, Brecht and Beckett. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. We have nothing against going against the grain, but if you do it, do it good, like Debord, who gave the jacket of his mémoires sandpaper covers to damage the books in their vicinity maximally.

RIP Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930 – 2022)

Jean-Louis Trintignant was a French actor who worked with all European art house directors between the 1950s and the 2000s. He is known for his economic acting.

Here he is in  My Night at Maud’s (1969):

 My Night at Maud’s (1969), trailer

BDSM-wise (let’s, shall we?) two films come to mind.

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RIP Elza Soares (1930 – 2022)

Elza Soares was a Brazilian singer known for her work in samba. Early in her career she covered samba classics such as “Mas que Nada” (1963) and “Chove Chuva” (1963).

Deus É Mulher (2018)

Towards the end of her life she came with edgier work such as A mulher do fim do mundo (2015), Deus É Mulher (2018) and Planeta Fome (2019).

RIP Richard Donner (1930 – 2021)

Donner’s film The Goonies (1985) featured a Rube Goldberg machine to open a gate. The cage of the chicken in that sequence bore the text: “RUBE G. 83”.

Richard Donner was an American film director of blockbuster movies.

His film The Goonies (1985) featured a Rube Goldberg machine to open a gate. The cage of the chicken in that sequence bore the text: “RUBE G. 83”.

RIP Pierre Jansen (1930 – 2015)

 Acera, or the Witches’ Dance (1972) by Jean Painlevé

This happened in 2015, but I only found out today.

Pierre Jansen was a French composer working in film. He was in particular the permanent collaborator of Claude Chabrol for whom he composed the music for many films.

He also scored the above documentary Acera, or the Witches’ Dance (1972) by Jean Painlevé.