The French New Wave: A New Look / Edition 1

The French New Wave: A New Look / Edition 1

by Naomi Greene
     
 

The French New Wave was perhaps the biggest—and briefest—explosion in the history of world cinema, with over one hundred French directors shooting debut features between 1958 and 1964. Its aftershocks are still being felt today. Through the work of such directors as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, filmmakers came to be seen as outstanding

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The French New Wave was perhaps the biggest—and briefest—explosion in the history of world cinema, with over one hundred French directors shooting debut features between 1958 and 1964. Its aftershocks are still being felt today. Through the work of such directors as Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, filmmakers came to be seen as outstanding artists rather than mere studio technicians, paving the way for contemporary cinematic auteurs such as Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, and Luc Besson. This volume begins by tracing the social and cultural changes of post-war France that gave birth to the New Wave, then examines in detail the careers of artists like Alain Renais and Jean-Luc Godard. The French New Wave: A New Look is a concise and accessible account of a crucial movement in film history.

Wallflower Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905674121
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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