This tourney idea is prompted by Godard's interview where he basically called Spielberg a hack. I believe he refered to Steven's movies as "all fakery. It's false." I find this particularly bizarre considering Godard's own movies. The jump cuts in Breathless may have been groundbreaking and part of a new film grammar, but they were certainly not more realistic or truthful than other films, as a matter of fact they are quite gimmicky and 'fake' and 'false' in my opinion. And what's with the (complete lack of) special effects in Alphaville? This is a sci-fi film that takes place in the future and people still drive 1960s cars and live in cheap 1960s motel rooms? Oh yeah, that's not fake or false. I guess Godard would think a lot more of Spielberg if E.T. had shown up in a Ford Pinto instead of a spaceship. Anyway, hence the idea for a tournament pitting these two against each other. But even though Godard has made a lot more films than Spielberg, I'm not sure how many people have seen a lot of them. I'll admit I've only seen a handful of them. And so I've decided to let Godard tag-team with one American he does have great respect for. In Godard's own words, this man is "a great director and a great character actor. Brillant". Yes, Godard is speaking of Jerry Lewis. A much better director than Steven Spielberg. Those Jerry Lewis movies are much less fake and false. You can nominate up to 8 films by both Spielberg and Godard/Lewis (as either director or actor). I'm not sure if this tourney will have enough interest, but if so, I'll post the first bracket on Tuesday morning.