Fun fact: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959) was still in production when Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough opened at Disneyland in 1957. The attraction features sequences that were changed during production or that didn’t make it into the final version of the film.
In the 1960s, pioneering French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard introduced the world to a new cinematic lexicon, generated from his innovative, auteurist style. Between 1960 and 1967 alone, he made fifteen features (beginning with his groundbreaking début, Breathless)—and it’s this period that regular Criterion Collection contributor :: kogonada explores in a new video essay highlighting the iconic director’s signature themes and devices. Watch the piece above, and if you’re in London, check out the British Film Institute’s comprehensive Godard retrospective running now through March 16.
You can view more of :: kogonada’s works for the Criterion Collection here and at kogonada.com.
Get Sega Stickers with the 3D Classics Collection ⊟
Each U.S. copy of Sega’s compilation comes with a decal sheet for 9 silver-hued stickers – including six logos, two consoles (Master System and Genesis), and even the company’s underappreciated game manual rabbit Professor Asobin. The “GigaDrive” is the virtual console M2 created to run its 3D/enhanced versions of Sega’s classic games on the 3DS.
Onec again, the $29.99 collection will include nine games in all – Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Fantasy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II, and Maze Walker – releasing on April 26. You can preorder a copy of Sega 3D Classics Collection at Amazon right (don’t forget, 20% off for Prime members!).