Monday Morning Medicine: Jean-Luc Godard
Bandé a Part - The Dance Scene
Happy Monday! Enjoy some French New Wave by Jean-Luc Godard and his trio of thieves in Bande a Part or as it was released in the United States as, Band of Outsiders.
Via the Wiki:
The Madison scene: Shortly after, Odile and Arthur decide to dance. Franz joins them as they perform a dance routine. The music is R&B or soul music composed for the film by Michel Legrand, but Anna Karina said the actors called it “the Madisondance.” This scene influenced the dance scene with Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.(A further Tarantino connection is in the name of his film production company, A Band Apart.) It also influenced scenes inHal Hartley's Simple Men and Martin Hynes' The Go-Getter The entire dance scene was also used as the music video for the song “Dance with Me”, by the music group Nouvelle Vague from their 2006 album Bande à Part. The group took their name from a scene in the movie, where Odile and Arthur are walking on a street and pass a business with Nouvelle Vague (New Wave or New Trend) in large letters over the door.