Brazil seen from Billancourt
(Le Brésil vu de Billancourt by Jean-Luc Godard - Cahiers du Cinema 97, July 1959)
What would the clarinet concerto be without Mozart? what would the turbaned girl be without Vermeer? and Rousseau's musings without Jean-Jacques, Beethoven's music without Beethoven, Aragon's prose without Aragon? in short, what would Orpheus' song be (have you seen Orpheus?) without Orpheus? or again: what would poetry be without a poet?
Well, it would be Orfeu Negro, in which the Cannes…