The term French New Wave or La Nouvelle Vague refers to the work of a group of French film-makers between the years 1958 to 1964. The film directors who formed the core of this group, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer, were once all film critics for the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.

A distinctive philosophy - existentialism - evolved in France in the post-war years. This philosophy, associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and other French intellectuals, was a major influence on La Nouvelle Vague. Existentialism stressed the individual, the experience of free choice, the absence of any rational understanding of the universe and a sense of the absurdity in human life. Faced with an indifferent world an existentialist seeks to act authentically, using free will and taking responsibility for all their actions, instead of playing pre-ordained roles dictated by society. The characters in French New Wave films are often marginalized, young anti-heroes and loners, with no family ties, who behave spontaneously, often act immorally and are frequently seen as anti-authoritarian. 

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Are you familiar with the French New Wave cinema movement?
The term French New Wave or La Nouvelle Vague refers to the work of a group of French film-makers between the years 1958 to 1964. The film directors who formed the core of this group, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer, were once all film critics for the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma.

A distinctive philosophy - existentialism - evolved in France in the post-war years. This philosophy, associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and other French intellectuals, was a major influence on La Nouvelle Vague. Existentialism stressed the individual, the experience of free choice, the absence of any rational understanding of the universe and a sense of the absurdity in human life. Faced with an indifferent world an existentialist seeks to act authentically, using free will and taking responsibility for all their actions, instead of playing pre-ordained roles dictated by society. The characters in French New Wave films are often marginalized, young anti-heroes and loners, with no family ties, who behave spontaneously, often act immorally and are frequently seen as anti-authoritarian.

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 4/3/04 - 1:03:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yes. I grew up to this stuff!


The 400 blows is a magnificent film, by the way.

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 4/6/04 - 9:11:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not at all. I'm only posting to show my support for f0rk0.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 4/6/04 - 9:14:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wasn't familiar with the old wave stuff.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 2:51:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
no I am not
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 10/31/04 - 2:12:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I am. I did a couple of film studies modules at uni, and they introduced me to that whole style and period of French cinema. I enjoyed it a lot. I also quite like a lot of newer French films as well.



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