Breathless

Legacy

Godard said the success of Breathless was a mistake. He added "there used to be just one way. There was one way you could do things. There were people who protected it like a copyright, a secret cult only for the initiated. That's why I don't regret making Breathless and blowing that all apart."[22]

Breathless ranked as the No. 15 best film of all time in the British Film Institute's 2002 Sight and Sound Critics' Poll.[23]

Breathless ranked as the No. 13 best film of all time in the British Film Institute's 2012 Sight and Sound Critics' Poll.[24]

Breathless ranked as the No. 11 best film of all time in the British Film Institute's 2012 Sight and Sound Directors' Poll.[25]


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