The new wave was spearheaded by a small group of critics who wrote for Cahiers du Cinema, a French film journal. It was a motion against the traditional French cinema, which was more literature than cinema. What the French new wave gave, most importantly, was a radical sense of change in cinema that would trickle throughout the world.
In Cannes, Truffaut met Georges de Beauregard, an enterprising producer willing to take a gamble on a young director.
Truffaut introduced him to Jean-Luc Godard who proposed several projects, including an idea Truffaut had come up with based on a story he had seen in a newspaper.
Beauregard liked the scenerio and bought the rights off Truffaut forfrancs. Truffaut was credited with the screenplay and Chabrol as artistic advisor.
A Bout De Souffle Breathless  While the plot, reminiscent of a thousand Film Noir B movies, is simple, the film itself is stylistically complex and revolutionary in its breaking of traditional Hollywood storytelling conventions.
All of the trademarks of the New Wave are evident: Godard had taken his first step toward reinventing cinema. His own unconventional take on the genre began with his second picture which was adapted from a novel by David Goodis called Down There.
This was a deliberate move away from what he felt the public expected of him after the autobiographical nature of his first film.
Tirez Sur Le Pianiste Shoot The Pianist was packed with cinematic references and deliberate subversions of genre conventions. Although considered a classic now, Tirez Sur Le Pianiste baffled audiences at the time who were used to a more conventional style of storytelling.
The film was not a financial success and Truffautwho had planned to turn his company Les Films du Carrosse into a kind of New Wave studio, was forced to lower his expectations. From this time onwards he made it a rule only to produce his own films, and any projects sent to him, he referred to other producers.
Les Bonnes Femmes  Adapted from a novel by Raymond Queneau, the story follows an eleven year old girl and her eccentric uncle on a mad cap chase around Paris. Jules Et Jim  Claude Chabrol also reacted against his previous work with Les Bonnes Femmesan unusual mix of Hitchockian thriller and documentary realism, examining the ups and downs in the lives of four shop girls.
The film details their hopeful but ultimately doomed attempts at finding romance. That same year, Francois Truffaut was planning Jules et Jim the story of two friends who both fall in love with the free-spirited but capricious Catherine.
He had initially come across the semi-autobiographical book by Henri-Pierre Roche by chance in a second hand bookshop, had fallen in love with it, and considered making it his first feature.
However, realising how difficult it would be to get right, he put it to one side until he had more experience under his belt. Now he had the experience and used it to create what would become one of the most famous and popular films of the French New Wave.
Jules et Jim was a stylistic tour de force, incorporating newsreel footage, photographic stills, freeze frames, voice over narration, and a variety of fluid moving shots executed to perfection by cameraman Raoul Coutard.
Despite this, Truffaut stayed remarkably faithful to the source material. The Left Bank Group, from left: They had in common a background in documentary, a left wing political orientation, and an interest in artistic experimentation. Despite the critical disagreements, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and its surreal imagery has become an iconic part of film history.
Over the following years he developed a unique essay style of documentary filmmaking.The success of the early New Wave had opened the gates for a generation of unknown directors to break through into what had previously been a very closed industry. Films were now being made by young people, for young people, and staring young people.
Jul 14, · A timeline of New Wave events. The Clash release Cut the Crap. Cut the Crap is the sixth and final album by the British punk rock band The Clash, released on 4 November by Epic Records. The French New Wave cinema is arguably the most fascinating of all film movements, famous for its exuberance, daring, and avant-garde techniques.
A History of the French New Wave Cinema offers a fresh look at the social, economic, and aesthetic mechanisms that shaped French film in the s, as. - Introduction of promowear brands Clique and New Wave in the U.S.
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The Wave Home - the official source for information on The Third Wave and The Wave classroom experiment LESSONS The Wave experiment discussion offers the opportunity to explore some very difficult but never ending characteristics of human behavior.
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