French New Wave Films Analysis

French New Wave Cinema during its time was something completely special and different for the world of films. Because of French New Wave it brought on a sense of realism that was never seen before and improvisation that was not considered possible for the cinema to create a film. So using examples from the films “Band of Outsiders” and “Faces” we can see not only the examples of what French New Wave so distinct but also its affects on cinema today. French New Wave itself was a movement based off of realism and focusing on creating films that are centered in some form of reality. Some of this was done by using natural lighting, natural sound, and creating scripts and making changes on the fly. Jean-Luc Godard was best known for this rather than choose to polish and create clean films he created films that essentially were flawed. This happened as a result of him and other creators choosing to improvise scenes and make the movie as they shoot. Many saw Godard’s films as …show more content…
It challenged people in ways to allow them to think on more intellectual terms. By doing this it allowed films to garner a different form of attention rather than just the focus on spectacle or story this is why films like “Faces” and “Band of Outsiders” have become great classics of this era of filmmaking because they were challenging the current form. Pauline Kael stated in her article “Godard Among the Gangsters” because the possibilities of making big expensive movies on the American model are almost non-existent for the French but also because, as the youthful film enthusiast grows up, if he grows in intelligence, he can see that the big expensive movies now being made are not worth making. (Fine 2005) It’s very possible this was the case for Godard and his reason for making films in a format of

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