Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de souffle (en. Breathless) was one of the movies from my List of shame, i.e. the list of movies I should’ve seen it, but for some reason I still haven’t.
The movie is brilliant and if you haven’t seen it I strongly suggest you do. The main character is Michel, played by Jean-Paul Belmondo, a small-time criminal, who models himself after Humphrey Bogart. After he steals a car and kills a policeman, he drives to Paris to his American girlfriend and hides out from the police. Michel is desperate to make enough money to escape to Rome …
I haven’t watched the movie for product placement, but after writing blog posts for more than three years I’ve been seeing brands everywhere :)
During one scene in Michel’s girlfriend’s apartment I noticed a magazine. It was Elle magazine. I tried to find who was on the cover but with little success. The movie premiered in 1960, so I guess it was an issue from 1959 or 1960.
If any of you find a cover photo, please let us know.