FREN 4472 The French New Wave (Fall: 3 )
This course will focus on the history and aesthetics of the Nouvelle Vague. We will start by familiarizing ourselves with the theoretical and artistic precursors of this movement. While focusing on the most productive decade in the history of this group (from the late 1950s through mid-60s), we will also look at the post-Nouvelle-Vague works of some of these film directors and explore their influence on the French and world cinema of the last quarter of the 20th century. The works of the following filmmakers will be discussed: Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Chabrol, Marker, Resnais, Varda, Franju, Demy, among others.
Instructor(s): Larysa Smirnova-Elentuck
Last Updated: 29-Apr-14