I was very jazzed to discover recently that my favorite Godard, and one of my favorite movies in general, has been Criterion-ified. After years of dubious prints (including my current copy) and unreliable availability, I'm so excited to see their edition. I kind of hoped this was in the works after it went out of print a few years back, and now - voila!
I discovered this movie when I was working at ye olde video store, having no idea about the significance of the French New Wave, or that Godard and Anna Karina are icons. The box just seemed promising, so I took it home and fell in love. It's a beautiful, melancholy visual poem - and Anna Karina has never been lovelier or more adorable. And it's one of those things that found me at just the right time...those things always stay close to my heart.
I can't wait to see this restored version with all the extra bits and doodads I'm sure will fill the DVD.