New Wave
James Monaco
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New Wave

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The first comprehensive treatment of the New Wave, this book remains the definitive study of the five directors who came to influence a generation of filmmakers.
Published (first published September 22nd 1977)
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Sep 26, 2013 Andrei-dorian rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: film lovers
Shelves: film-theory

“The New Wave” from James Monaco is a book about the group of film critics turned film makers at the start of the 60's. Monaco analysis the film work of Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rhomer and Rivette starting with the “beginning”- their first coming together in the projection rooms of the “Cinemateque Francais”.

The fact that Monaco doesn't limit his analysis to the cinematographic vocabulary shows a deeper understanding of the meaning and importance of Nouvelle Vague for the french culture and th...more
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