Tuesday, October 06, 2020

And They Call Him Ferdinand Griffon dit Pierrot

Grab your primary-colored sticks of dyn-o-mite cuz my favorite Jean-Luc Godard film 1965's Pierrot le fou hits blu-ray today as part of the esteemed Criterion Collection yes this very day today -- not to be missed, funky cats and kitties. 

Starring a never swanker Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina as a pair of lovers turned criminals on the run it's really a dissemblage of that idea and movie concept -- shit gets real meta's my point. There was one question I really wanted answered that the Criterion edition's special features -- which are good otherwise! -- doesn't touch though, and that was...

... why did the promotional material materials for the movie pretend JPB was shirtless in the bathtub gun-play scene when he's defiantly not, as seen on the right? False advertising, yo! somebody get me Godard on the phone, I demand answers. (At least we'll always have this photo.) Anyway I dare y'all to prove the following tweet untrue:

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