French New Wave

A cinema lovers encounter with the Nouvelle Vague.

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Directors
Jean-Luc Godard
Francois Truffaut
Claude Chabrol
Agnes Varda
Louis Malle
Alain Resnais
Eric Rohmer
Jacques Demy
Jean Rouch
Jacques Rivette
Jean-Pierre Melville
Chris Marker


Films
Bob Le Flambeur (1955)

Et Dieu...Crea La Femme (1956)

Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (1958)

Le Beau Serge (1958)

Moi, Un Noir (1958)

Les Cousins (1959)

Le Signe Du Lion (1959)

Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960)

A Bout De Souffle (1960)

Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (1960)

Zazie Dans Le Metro (1960)

Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)

Paris Nous Appartient (1960)

Lola (1961)

Une Femme Est Une Femme (1961)

L'Anee Derniere A Marienbad (1961)

Cleo De 5 A 7 (1961)

Jules Et Jim (1962)

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

La Jetee (1962)

Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Adieu Philippine (1963)

La Baie Des Anges (1963)

Le Mepris (1963)

Le Feu Follet (1963)

Bande A Part (1964)

La Peau Douce (1964)

Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (1964)

Paris Vu Par... (1965)

Alphaville (1965)

Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

Viva Maria! (1965)

Masculin Feminin (1966)

Deux Ou Trois Choses Que Je Sais D'Elle (1967)

La Chinoise (1967)

La Collectionneuse (1967)

Week-End (1967)

Le Samourai (1967)


Books
French New Wave by Chris Wiegand

A History of the French New Wave Cinema by Richard Neupert

French New Wave by Jean Douchet

French New Wave: An Artistic School by M. Marie, R. Neupert


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Sunday

Masculine Feminine: In Text




I recently bought Masculine Feminine in paperback - it contains the script, over a 100 photos from the film, movie reviews circa 1966, and some interviews with Godard. I'm really excited about this find - and a little bit surprised. I cruise the used bookstore where I bought this on the regular, and hadn't seen it there before. I assure you if I had I would have purchased it long ago. There is no way for me to know how many more editions of this book are still available - it definitely has a certain 'out of print' feel to it.

I'm going to make a sincere attempt to go through the entire text today. I tried late yesterday, but I was suffering through a migraine. A direct result of too much time in front of the screen editing this page - or because of too little food - your guess is as good as mine.

I definitely like what I see so far from this book. It a shame that these type of books have gone out of style. I'm not sure why this is - it's a fantastic way to format books directed towards film lovers. It's almost like a film. Well, maybe a silent film. Well, maybe more like a comic book, but with more text then pictures.

I also saw a similar book for Last Year At Marienbad at the same bookstore. That was actually my first target for purchase, but there was no way I could overlook MF. Vintage Godard is just too sweet to pass up! I'll get it next time.


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