College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    May 19, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FMST 052. Postwar France: French New Wave

(Cross-listed as FREN 073 & LITR 073F )
This course is an in-depth exploration of the development and evolution of the French New Wave in postwar France. We will concentrate on the history of the New Wave in France from the 1950s through the late 1960s by the close study of the styles of individual filmmakers, the “film movement” as perceived by critics, and the New Wave’s contribution to modernizing France. The primary emphasis will be on the stylistic, socio-political, and cultural dimensions of the New Wave, and the filmmakers and critics most closely associated with the movement. Directors, who were once all film critics for the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, will be studied along side other important filmmakers of the era.
Fulfills national cinema requirement for FMST.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL-paired
Fall 2022. Yervasi.
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies  
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