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Friday, September 11, 2009

From ‘Une femme est une femme’ (A Woman is a Woman)
by director Jean-Luc Godard (1961):



Godard's first film in color and made as his tribute to American musical comedies, which might explain all the red, white and blue we see in the film...

'Featuring French superstars Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy at their peak of popularity. The film tells the story of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) as she attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile (Brialy). In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred (Belmondo). A dizzying compendium of color, humor, and the music of renowned composer Michel Legrand, A Woman Is a Woman finds the young Godard at his warmest and most accessible, reveling in and scrutinizing the mechanics of his great obsession: the cinema'. -Stolen from Criterion



(Below) One of the musical scenes from the film, no subtitles (sorry!) but the song and style is terribly smart… loud music quiet vocals.









Inspired Etsy finds (mostly)...



Left to Right (From Top): Natalie Wood shoes by Thrush, Nautical sailor dress by MeaghanFKelly, Whimsy Jacket by Anthropologie, Crimson Canary dress by 13Bees, Clock made from a recycled record player by PixelThis, Sweetie-Pie Edwardian Corset LaBelleFairy, Graphic from Criterion Collection dvd, The reading giraffe print KupKupPhotography and French New Wave Tote by Doodlebag.



Sources: Film frames courtesy of Luz de Noche.

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36 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

I haven't seen this movie, but I adored Anna Karina in Pierrot Le Fou. She's just divine.

Diana said...

I love Anna Karina!
I have had this movie recommended by me so many times by friends, I have yet to watch it but the way you post about it is more of a push!

Rebecca said...

That movie looks gorgeous!

Mondo said...

Wow - she really knows how to play to the camera and what a great set of character actors in the same scene.

PS - were you ever an Adam and The Ants fan. Marco and Chris from Ants have got a band going The Wolfmen, their new single is a duet with Sinead O Connor remixed by Courtney Taylor Taylor of the Dandy Warhols - there's even talk of it being a Christmas single why not swing by here and see what you think..

ana b. said...

This is really really fun! I need to get my hands on it. And your Etsy companion finds are perfectly pitched too. I spot a gorgeous tan coloured trench on the top row that I am going gaga over.

Hope you're having a good weekend, lovely!

Davy H said...

Je ne connais pas ce film, but I am a huge fan of the music of M. Legrand, mais oui x

Hanako66 said...

that looks like a beautiful film!

I love your etsy set!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

A Woman Is A Woman is my favorite Godard! It's so happy...

muchlove said...

I've never seen this before, but it looks adorable! That musical scene is so fun, and I love the Etsy finds you added too.

have a great weekend, Gabbi!
xx

beckyxoxo said...

seems like a great movie :D and those etsy items , i just love them :D

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Oooh...she looks so charming!
Haven't watched this movie yet...
Adore your etsy finds Gabbi!
Wonderful weekend darling~ xo*

Mel said...

THNX for the tip gonna rent it this weekend!
-M

Crystal Ball said...

I love, love this movie. I had the privilege of watching it this summer and I fell in love with it. Anna Karina, the fashion, the quirkiness. Brilliant.

Have a wonderful weekend Gabbi! <3

Sam said...

Oh! What a beautiful post sweet Gabbi! I haven't actually seen this one of the big G's...very slack of me! I love that snippet you have too AND the Etsy picks are as always sublimely charming - how do you do it!! Have a lovely weekend sweetie! XX

Hey Harriet said...

I'm a big Godard fan but must confess to not having seen this film yet. I really really want to! Must try to track it down asap because it looks/sounds fab! I love your collection of inspired 'mostly' Etsy finds! You have such awesome taste! Have a wonderful weekend Gabbi :)

Eva Internazionale said...

I love this film. :) Anna Karina is great.

Little Bo Peeep said...

Omg i've never heard of the movie but it looks really good! I'll be sure to watch it :)
Ahhh i love her sailor outfit <3

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello Gabbi! You always find the most interesting movies - and we adore those etsy items!
You'll love that new Halloweeen book by Matthew Mead....it always has cool ideas in it - it's usually our favorite :)
Have a lovely weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Great post. I loved it. This is a wonderful film. I'm a huge fan of French cinema back from the 50's/60's on up to today. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

Valeriesoh said...

she is soooo beautiful, embodying everything glamour sshould be....

Leah said...

The movie seems awesome. And the colors are so vivid.

Emmy said...

LOVE these shots! i've never watched the movie, but i think i might have to soon :-)

yiqin; said...

I must chedck this out! Love the outfits & makeup!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post and collage of images, Gabbi! I need to see this film!

xoxox,
CC

Rita P. said...

I didn't know this movie but it looks really cute :D
I love the dress on the secound image of your etsy finds ! *.*

Yes my boyfriend have a band! but they didnt beat "MUSE" yet ahaha

have a lovely weekend
xxxxxx

Emily said...

Thank you for visiting & commenting on my blog :)

I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy of this musical. It looks good!

Sarah said...

I know nothing about this but I love it. The sailor outfit, the song and the little look she gives the camera-all spell adorable. I must watch it.

Winnie said...

Oh my goodness! This is like my favourite film along with 'Breathless'. I love you for posting this. I adore the fashion, the random outbursts of song and Anna Karina's cat eyes.

Clorivak said...

Oh wow..cool stuff. She is so beautiful. Retro French Ladies are stunning. I wish I could do my makeup exactly like her.

S.Elisabeth said...

I remember hearing about this movie. It looks so fun and pretty!

linaa, said...

omgg frenh moviess. im so gonna check this one out!
homework on the weekend.
i have no life anymore. i miss blogging *snifff*
OMGG I LOVE YOU you have no idea how appy your comment made me, im litterally on verge of tears because its so nice and cuz i feel emotional today.
sorry for not going on blogspot for agess and delaying this recomment thing. sorry for not talking to you sooner i feel bad


xxxxxxx

_nina_malvada_ said...

youhou! i'm back!

uni exams are over finally..(not that i study too much..huhu..)


that movie looks really interesting..once again you taught my new things...

have a great new week!!!!

Rachel Follett said...

What an adorable post! I want to go and see this movie. It looks so fun!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

This looks amazing. How come I've never seen it??

Dallas Shaw said...

what a great tote
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

dom said...

thanks for featuring one of my bags on your blog. the one with the kiss is an image from "pierrot le fou", I did another with images from "vivre sa vie" on it, but I put "une femme est une femme" on it to confuse people.

anyway, glad you like the bag!

dominic ( aka doodlebag & also domdoodle, another etsy account I have selling art if you want to look ).

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