Can't promise that, you have to remember that at the time - film was the most important medium ever! (Not now, Theatre & Poetry for me) And it was still so young In 1960.
Hollywood was using it to make Stars and Money. The studio system mirrored Henry T Fords way of working.
Mass produce. Only in his case it was to produce a car for the working man.
The big Studio's? - To prduce films for the masses. Writers were treated as low life. The stars they made were there to promote and sell a product to the public!
The heads of those studio's wanted to make money... But without knowing created magic. Because Hollywood was magic make no mistake.
In the end Godard and Coutard handed in to Beaugarde, the long suffering producer.
Two and a half hours of film.... It needed to be 90 min.
Godard chopped scenes, he chopped more scenes...until the edit disobeyed every Hollywood convention. Forget the eyeline match, and goodbye to the Hollywood linear narrative.
Yes - What day Is it? What time is it?
What was left is a masterpiece that sparked a (French) new wave (including a language) of film making around the world.... Yes Easy Rider that means you!
Yes Lynsey Anderson & Tarentino ....
Existentialism has a lot to answer for.... It's all about Sartre don't you see?
Why I love this film?