A new, expanded edition of a classic anthology on the French New Wave. Original writings by and interviews with filmmakers and critics such as Godard, Truffaut and Bazin, some newly translated for this edition, are accompanied by critical and contextualising commentary by the editors, leading authorities in the field.
Paperback, 288 pages
May 15th 2009
by British Film Institute
(first published 1968)
Pretty good choice of essays. The best are the pamflet by and the interview with Truffaut, although those by Bazin are enjoyable too. Other essays by the Cahiers-people can be a bit self-contradictory and confusing at times. The rest is made up of highly critical ones and those try to bash Bazin and the Nouvelle Vague movement. This last group is a bit overrepresented i feel like, since I bought this book mainly because I have enjoyed a lot of Nouvelle Vague movies.