Video Essay: How the French New Wave Changed Cinema
by No Film School
Ah, the French New Wave, the film movement on which many young cinephiles cut their teeth. Its hip, moody black-and-white stories of love, violence, ennui, and social strife provide a perfect entrance into the private-made-public world of cinema. This remarkably detailed video essay both gives us the history of the movement and explains why its disjunctive essence has been so important to today’s filmmakers.
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