Witchy Woman

Jul 22, 2009

In honor of the Museum of the Moving Image and the Museum of Arts and Design’s joint retrospective French New Wave Essentials, now ongoing in New York, New Yorker film editor and blogger extraordinaire Richard Brody has posted a short and diverting video of clips from Roger Vadim’s 1956 melodrama And God Created Woman, featuring his own voice-over commentary. In it he celebrates the “exuberant vulgarity” of this sun-dappled Brigitte Bardot vehicle, one of the series’ highlights, which he argues was a “significant inspiration for the French New Wave.”