Re: 60s French New Wave directors/films

John Holland (
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:57:12 -0800 (PST)

Add Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette.

Trent Nicholas wrote:

> This is a juicy one and you will get plenty of responses. For starters, and
> there will be many more to add, and I have too little time, but, yes,
> Truffaut: The 400 Blows(1959) and Godard: Breathless(1959)are essentials.
> They practically equal the meat and potatoes. Throw in some Resnais and
> Malle too. Must see also Truffaut's Jules and Jim and Shoot the Piano
> Player. Some Renoir and Welles as a foundation and read Andre Bazin...
> T. Nicholas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Green []
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:55 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 60s French New Wave directors/films
> Hello Friends,
> I ran across a reference to film directors in the 1960s who were part of
> the French New Wave. Can someone "hip" me to a few names? I don't know much
> about European cinema, but I assume Truffaut is one of them? Is there a
> short list of (must see) masterpieces of New Wave French cinema from that
> time?
> TIA!
> Mark Green
> Simpson College

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