The French New Wave: An Artistic School / Edition 1

The French New Wave: An Artistic School / Edition 1

by Michel Marie, Neupert
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0631226575

ISBN-13: 9780631226574

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The French New Wave remains one of the most important and popular movements in film history. Available in English for the first time, The French New Wave: An Artistic School is a lively introduction to this critical moment in film history by one of the world's leading scholars on the New Wave.

Michel Marie discusses the movement from social,

Overview

The French New Wave remains one of the most important and popular movements in film history. Available in English for the first time, The French New Wave: An Artistic School is a lively introduction to this critical moment in film history by one of the world's leading scholars on the New Wave.

Michel Marie discusses the movement from social, political-economic, and historical perspectives while taking into consideration technical and aesthetic concerns. Marie clarifies the essential traits of the New Wave and presents the key directors, producers, actors, and cinematographers. Illustrative film stills and a chronology of events make The French New Wave a must-read for anyone interested in this critical and creative moment in cinema history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226574
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Noteviii
Introduction1
1A Journalistic Slogan and a New Generation5
L'Express and their "New" Campaign5
From the Perspective of Critical Cinema Journals8
The Colloquium at La Napoule10
Birthdate: February--March 195912
A Rather Morose "Young Academy"16
French Cinema in 1958: The State of Affairs19
2A Critical Concept26
A Critical School26
Alexandre Astruc's Manifesto31
Francois Truffaut's Lampooning Essay33
Theories of Adaptation36
A test case: Le Diable au corps (Devil in the Flesh)36
A different approach toward adaptation: Alexandre Astruc's version of Maupassant's One Life38
The Front Page of the Journal Arts40
The Politique des Auteurs41
The American Model44
The New Wave: An "Artistic School"46
3A Mode of Production and Distribution49
An Economic Concept: "The Small Budget Film," Was it Myth or Reality?49
Two Small Budget Films, "Outside the System"49
Good Economic Health52
A Subsidized Cinema53
The Denunciation of Blockbuster Super-Productions55
Self-Produced Films57
Three Producers62
Films by "Old and New" Directors in the Public Arena66
4A Technical Practice, an Aesthetic70
The New Wave's Aesthetic70
The Auteur Director72
The Plan-of-Action Script77
Techniques of Adaptation, the Relation to Writing79
Exiting the Studios and the Rediscovery of Location Shooting81
Techniques of Filming86
Montage/Editing92
Synchronized Sound95
5New Themes and New Bodies: Characters and Actors98
"Marivaudage and Saganism": From Astruc to Kast to Doniol-Valcroze98
The Universe of the Auteurs103
Claude Chabrol's students and salesgirls103
Truffaut's childhood105
The different faces of Jean-Luc Godard106
A New Generation of Actors109
The founding trio112
A hooligan becomes a priest114
Antoine Doinel and his descendants117
Amateur actors, anonymous bodies118
Female Figures of the New Wave121
Bernadette Lafont121
Karina and Godard: the "Dietrich-von Sternberg" of the New Wave122
Jeanne and her sisters124
6The New Wave's International Influence and Legacy Today127
Precursors128
The Influence of the New Wave on International Cinema131
The New Wave, Avant-Garde, and Experimental Cinema135
The Historical Consequences of the Movement: The New Wave Today136
The Perpetuity of the New Wave Films138
AppendixChronology of Major Political and Cultural Events, 1956-63141
Notes147
Bibliography153
Index162

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >