2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
Raoul Coutard passed away at 92 earlier this week. Throughout his career he became something like the official cinematographer of the French New Wave, working with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy and François Truffaut. Several of his films can be seen on FilmStruck, the new streaming service launched by TCM and the Criterion Collection.
Among them is Godard’s “2 or 3 Things I Know About Her,” which serves as a template for the essay films he’s spent much of his subsequent career making: There’s no concrete narrative so much as a series of musings about myriad aspects of daily life.