15 February 2015

Eustache and Carax

I just realized that my favorite Leos Carax film - Boys Meets Girl - was released in 1983. This was two years after Jean Eustache died. I really wish he could have held on until he saw Boy Meets Girl. It’s archly Godardian which I think he’d have appreciated, but it’s also a vision of modern Paris that I know he’d have appreciated. The melancholy of the film doesn’t hurt in that regard, either. It’s like he and Carax could have truly been peers. But instead it was time to go. Still, I’d like to imagine that Eustache could have seen the film and felt that familiar spark.

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