“Masculin Féminin is a notable film within Godards 1960s period of film making, and is considered by critics as representative of 1960s France and Paris. The film contains references to various pop culture icons and political figures around that time, such as Charles de Gaulle and André Malraux to James Bond and Bob Dylan, and follows Godard’s non linear filmmaking techniques and narratives. The main story is, at times, interrupted by various sequences and sub-plots, including a scene paraphrased from LeRoi Jones’ Dutchman. Arguably the most famous quotation from the film is “This film could be called The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola”…The film stars Jean Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star , Madeleine ( Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl). Despite markedly different musical tastes and political leanings, the two soon become romantically involved and begin a ménage à quatre with Madeleine’s two roommates…The camera probes the young actors in a series of vérité-style interviews about love, love-making, and politics.”
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