I had never seen Les 7 Péchés Capitaux but I watched the Godard episode La Paresse (Sloth) yesterday.
The first shot (above) of Nicole Mirel (as herself) sitting by the Seine reading a book in a white Chanel dress could have been directed by only one person in cinema history.
The next shot, of a convertible, is pure Le Mépris, before Godard made Le Mépris.
When Eddie Constantine (above, as himself) arrives, well we are off to Alphaville, well before …
I haven’t seen anything this much fun in decades. The man is a god, the ending the wittiest (and cheekily subversive) you’ll ever see.
Godard makes you love cinema all over again, which only a few great directors ever do.