Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Moments of Distinction

The Film – My Life to Live – dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1962

The Set-Up – Nana (Anna Karina) is at a pool hall with her pimp Raoul. While he does some business, she does a little impromptu dance.

She fires up the juke-box.

And away she goes.

She flirts with a young guy, who doesn’t seem too interested. What an idiot.

If you have read any of my entries in this series, you will see me use words like “coalesce”, and “crystallize”. Well, in this case, things are much simpler. I love this moment because it gives me a big stiffy. Seeing it in stills can’t possibly do justice to how sexy she is here. Sexy, yet sweet at the same time.

1 comment:

Richard Gibson said...

Anna Karina never fails to look anything less than fantastic on screen does she?