Surfing the French New Wave
The French New Wave is perhaps the most emblematic moment in modern cinema, one that continues to inspire filmmakers from Los Angeles to Teheran to Hong Kong. This seminar will give students the opportunity to explore a dozen or so movies from this extraordinary flowering of filmmaking talent in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Films discussed include works by Godard, Truffaut, Varda, Rohmer, and Resnais, just to name a few. We will also be reading some important short essays from the period that will help bring the films’ preoccupations into focus. Students will be able to stream subtitled versions of the films on their own schedules.
Course taught in ENGLISH. No knowledge of French is needed. Students will be able to stream subtitled versions of the films on their own schedules.
Priority enrollment for Freshmen.