1 (USA, 1, 1 min.)
Paul (Jean-Pierre Leaud), fresh out of national service in the Army, starts a relationship with Madeleine, a pop singer, in Godard's free-form narrative.
After Madeleine and her friend Elizabeth leave Paul at a bar after a night of dancing, a girl at the bar asks him if he wants to take photos with her in the nearby photo booth. He agrees, and they enter the booth together. She offers to take her shirt off for money, but he doesn't have enough. She accepts his counter-offer, so to speak, but when she says "No hands," he refuses and leaves the booth. We see two flashes of the photo booth camera, but never see the photos.
Of all the films which feature photo booths, Godard's is the only one which neither takes us inside the booth, nor shows us the photos afterwards. This distancing feels appropriate in light of the somewhat arms-length approach of the film as a whole, but makes the images presented here a little less interesting. Only the subtitles give an indication as to what is happening in the booth.
Thanks to Dan for the tip on this appearance, to Allan for the video capture card, and to Hollywood Express for still renting videotapes.
Contributed by Brian