Legendary cinematographer Raoul Coutard is 87 today.
Along with Godard and Truffaut, he pretty much was the French New Wave. His credits include Breathless, Shoot the Piano Player, Lola, A Woman is a Woman, Jules and Jim, Antoine et Colette, Vivre sa vie, Le petit soldat, Les carabiniers, Contempt, The Soft Skin, Band of Outsiders, Une femme mariée, Alphaville, Pierrot le fou, Made in U.S.A, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, La Chinoise, Weekend, The Bride Wore Black, Z, and The Confession. Your move, Deakins.
Brigitte Bardot, Raoul Coutard, and Jean-Luc Godard on the set of Contempt
Raoul Coutard and Anouk Aimée on the set of Jacques Demy’s Lola
Jean-Luc Godard, Raoul Coutard, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Paul Belmondo on the set of Breathless
Jean-Luc Godard, Raoul Coutard, and Jean-Paul Belmondo on the set of Breathless