Breathless Case Study: French New Wave
French New Wave
90 mins, 1960, French
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
Synopsis: Paying homage to the numerous crime thrillers of Hollywood’s Golden era, this film charts the relationship between Michel, a stylish but unpredictable criminal, and his estranged American girlfriend. Again, the notion of escapism through the cinema is key to this most famous of the new wave pictures.
Hart Cohen, Juan Francisco Salazar and Iqbal Barkat. (2009). Case Study: French New Wave. In Screen Media Arts: An Introduction to Concepts and Practice. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, (pp. 230-232).
Buckland, Warren. (1998). Film Authorship: The Director as Auteur. In Teach Yourself Film Studies (pp. 72-100). London: Hodder. [Full-text of article on E-Reserve]
Cook, Pam. (1985) Authorship and Counter-Cinema. In Cook, P. (Ed.) The Cinema Book (pp. 192-195). New York: Pantheon. [Full-text of article on E-Reserve]
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Hart Cohen, Juan Francisco Salazar and Iqbal Barkat. (2009). Case Study: French New Wave. In Screen Media Arts: An Introduction to Concepts and Practice. Melbourne: Oxford University Press
Solomons, Jason. (2010). Jean-Luc Godard would just turn up scribble some dialogue and we would rehearse maybe a couple of times. Read Online: