- Breathless/À bout de souffle (1960)
Bonnie & Clyde in France with a dash of noir and Bogart by Jean Luc Godard.
- Breathless (1983)
A remake with Richard Gere where the nationalities of the protagonists and location are flipped (American and French) and made visually interesting. It can’t hold a candle to the original, but it’s an interesting watch to compare the two.
- True Romance (1993)
Written by Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, this film was for sure influenced by both the ’60s and ’80s versions of Breathless. Cars, guns, comic books,
- Alphaville (1965)
French sci-fi noir, also from Godard.
- Code 46 (2003)
Michael Winterbottom is a favorite filmmaker. Code 46 basically a sci-fi take on Breathless (think Alphaville meets Breathless), right down to Samantha Morton’s hair.
Honorable mention: I love 24 Hour Party People by Michael Winterbottom. It’s about the Manchester UK music scene in the late ‘70s to early ‘90s (Joy Division, New Order, etc.). It doesn’t actually fit in this marathon fest, but my blog, my rules!