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French New Wave and its influence on modern culture
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French New Wave

An introduction to the french new wave - FS5 World Cinema
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This is a basic breakdown of the French New Wave beginning in 1959. The ideas in this slideshow will provide the basis for my Scoop It by explaining what "Quality Cinema" is and how it become about to be such a powerful movement!

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
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A modern day FNW director, Scorsese directed and produced the gangster hit Goodfellas. This movie was a classic FNW film from its concentration on urban life to its more material aspects, such as voiceovers, extensive narration and freeze frame. The fast pace and the constant drama and thrill of the movie allowed all viewers to get a better "perspective" of the mobsters and their way of life.

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'Breathless': Belmondo Turns 80 And The Film Still Shatters Convention

'Breathless': Belmondo Turns 80 And The Film Still Shatters Convention | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" was a hallmark of the New Wave in French cinema and caused an immediate sensation among 1960 audiences.
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This was a classic film that has inspired many artists and people in general to this day. Breathless had a very simple plot but Godard's use of small crews to ignite intimacy and the use of this portable equipment made the viewer more accepting to the difference in this movement from those in the past. This movie screams FNW and as this article states,” To Godard, plot is irrelevant -- he is not interested in telling us stories, but rather teaching us how to see." and this is the reason why this movement, new or old, still touches people around the world.

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The careless chic of French New Wave fashion

The careless chic of French New Wave fashion | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
The August issue of Toronto Film Scene is focusing on Fashion in Film, and since TIFF has been taking us to France this summer with their fabulous Summer in France series, I can't think of a better way to dip our collective toe in the fashion waters...
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A recipe for chic

The ingredients to French New Wave style seem to be:

one part sweet innocence (buttoned collars and ’50s style slim trousers and sweater-sets);one part accessories (miscellaneous mismatched scarves and hats, a boyfriend’s discarded shirt, or a pair of cateye glasses); andone part complete nonchalance

-The beauty of French New Wave is that throughout the years little has been tampered. You can look at an old Godard film and compare the style to a modern French Wave fashion show and the principles will still be the same throughout. The fashion related to this era is relatively simple and chic but it’s always this one pop of the outfit that seems to burst out from the simplicity and in every picture within this article you can clearly see this.

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"THE DREAMERS" - PATTI SMITH - "PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER"

Bernardo Bertolucci's film of love, romance, revolution and cinema. Starring Eva Green, Louis Garrel and Michael Pitt. The song for this tribute video is "Pe...
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Bertolucci's film has every stylistic element of classic FNW. These include, urban life, clear distrust of authority, and lack of romantic commitment, all while being a comedy, drama, and a love story. During the movie he takes scenes from classic Godard and Truffaut cinema. Like all FNW films he’s giving you the raw deal on a lot of topics but he does it so gracefully and well paced he leaves the viewer befriended instead of shocked at the topic shown. 

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New Wave Muse: 10 Fashion Picks Inspired by the Stars of French New Wave Cinema | Miss KL Blog

New Wave Muse: 10 Fashion Picks Inspired by the Stars of French New Wave Cinema | Miss KL Blog | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
Ever been envious of that perfectly polished Parisian style? Our copywriter Jane shows us how to build the perfect French New Wave look with items at Miss KL!
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With this article you are guaranteed to be able to able the influence of FNW to today’s culture. You can walk onto Georgia State's campus on any given day and see that this style is the majority, which is surprising because even myself didn’t realize the total impact this era has on me because I own half of these fashion picks. They are pieces that are timeless, chic, but yet edgy and will remain inspiring for years to come. 

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The NY Times on French new-wave architects | News | Archinect

The NY Times on French new-wave architects | News | Archinect | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
But for lovers of contemporary architecture, Paris can be a surprisingly rich place. The latest crop of French architects is producing some of the best new work the city has seen.
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The theme of this era and its influences can be relative to the time era it’s analyzed in. Within Architecture the French New Wave has it's same unique and different quality. This architect is very opposite of the average or even norm of many buildings that are usually built. It, like other products of this era, is a large risk in itself while still grasping the attention and awe of anyone who comes near!

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Lady Gaga vs. French New Wave

I made this video a year ago for a film studies class. I like it.
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Lady Gaga is the biggest artist today who constantly uses references and ideas from the French New Wave. In this video you can see how throughout her videos, how she dresses and carries herself, even the way she walks are all spins off the classic era that began fifty-some-odd years ago. The common theme within all of her references is the rejection of what’s seen as conventional ideas and that’s why she’s such a huge celebrity-she highlights the obscurities within the normal.

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Quentin Tarantino: The Inspiration For Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino explains the inspiration for his film PULP FICTION. CONNECT WITH AFI: http://facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute http://twitter.com/American...
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Tarantino is the modern day French New Wave director. He basically builds off of previous directors but keeps to the same stylistic and material conditions, such as the "good bad guy" character with a hoodlum with some internal or external conflict. He spaces out the time period that the audience gets to know the bad guys in order to show how he can be viewed in a alternate light. 

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French New Wave Cinema in Babylon Kino | Berlin Film Festivals

French New Wave Cinema in Babylon Kino | Berlin Film Festivals | Cinema Of Quality From Yesterday & Today | Scoop.it
The French New Wave died and then became immortal: it was a short-span phenomenon, a cinematic revolution which ran out of breath rapidly after it emerged. However, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, the Nouvelle ...
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"To become immortal and then die" - Godard. This era was a time of rebellion from the normal. Nothing about it ideology was based on anything that was openly accepted and portrayed. What amazes me is this eras influence because as seen in this article its still widely supported and loved more so because is ability to stand out and provide it's audience with a live "dream-like" view. 

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