The George Eastman House is playing the films of Jean-Luc Godard all November and December to celebrate Godard's 70th birthday. Le Petit Soldat was screened last night, a film I had been waiting to see for quite some time, and I must say with all honesty, that it was a huge disappointment. First the copy of the film was in horrible shape, the film was scratched, and boiled, and the soundtrack had a really annoying pop through out it's entirity. But anway, aside from the overall degredation of the reels, the film wasn't really worth the stock it's printed on. Anna Karina is on screen for a total of perhaps ten minutes (if that). What a waste?! The film bogs down whenever the plot concerns anyone but her. The non-sense about all the assassination attempts, and the torture scenes, are embarrassingly amateurish, and even his normal witty charm is so pretentious. I almost fell asleep during the film!!!!! What a let-down. If anybody else has seen the film, I would love to hear your comments.