French New Wave: Love, War, & Prostitution


Film Club Rule #89: If it happened early on, and if it was ahead of the curve, it was probably French.

Heather, Jeff, and Rusty turn their attention to France in the 1960s as they examine the French New Wave. What distinguished films of this genre? What was the impetus driving these maverick directors. The American film Little Fugitive is discussed as an influence for Francois Truffaut. Heather discusses her favorite Truffaut film, Jules and Jim. Rusty brings up the early career of Jean-Luc Godard, and Jeff rounds out the discussion with a look at the musical Umbrellas of Cherbourg.



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