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The French New Wave: An Artistic School

The French New Wave: An Artistic School

Michel Marie, Richard Neupert (Translated by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-77695-7

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

$35.99

Description

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.

  • Provides a concise account of the French New Wave by one of the world's leading film scholars.
  • Outlines the essential traits of the New Wave and defines it as a school that changed international film history forever.
  • Includes a chronology of major political and cultural events of the New Wave, black-and-white images, and an extensive bibliography.
Translator's Note.

Introduction.

1. A Journalistic Slogan and a New Generation.

2. A Critical Concept.

3. A Mode of Production and Distribution.

4. A Technical Practice, an Aesthetic.

5. New Themes and New Bodies: Characters and Actors.

6. The New Wave's International Influence and Legacy Today.

Appendix: Chronology of Major Political and Cultural Events.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

'Michel Marie, legendary cinephile and scholar of French cinema, has fashioned a three-dimensional map of the New Wave ‘School&apos;, providing its genesis and morphology as well. The table of contents alone is full of important ideas and promising directions. Yet within this brilliant organization operates the eye and the sensibility of someone who is intimate with these intimate films. What a vast film-culture subtends this tidy study.' Dudley Andrew, Yale University <!--end-->


'In Richard Neupert's extremely readable translation, Michel Marie's French New Wave is just what the directors ordered – a rat-a-tat-tat new look at the Nouvelle Vague that is fresh and irreverent. Michel Poiccard/Jean-Paul Belmondo would have loved it.' Rick Altman, University of Iowa


  • Provides a concise account of the French New Wave by one of the world's leading film scholars.
  • Outlines the essential traits of the New Wave and defines it as a school that changed international film history forever.
  • Includes a chronology of major political and cultural events of the New Wave, black-and-white images, and an extensive bibliography.