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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: OCR A Level, European Film, Genres & Case Studies, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Drama, Film Analysis, Analysis, French New Wave, Avant-Garde, Crime

YouTube Link: Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited. Introduction In studying a film that is widely regarded as a ‘classic’, there’s typically find a wealth of discourse about it and The 400 Blows…
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À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) »

jclarke | Thursday September 10, 2015

Categories: OCR A Level, Genres & Case Studies, World Cinema, A Level, Films & Case Studies, Film Analysis, Analysis, French New Wave

À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) (1960) Jean-Luc Godard, the director of À Bout de Souffle, always sought to encourage the audience to rethink what film could be in terms of both subject matter and the treatment of that subject matter. Godard once commented that ‘To me style is just the outside of content and content the inside of style; like the outside and inside of the human body both go together, they cannot be separated.’ [5]. It’s surely one of the most useful…
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European Film Movement: French New Wave »

jclarke | Thursday March 21, 2013

Categories: EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, Genres & Case Studies, Film Industry, Production Companies, World Cinema, A Level, Film Distribution, Films & Case Studies, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Analysis, Representation, Audience, Film Language, French New Wave

In 1950, when he was only nineteen years old, Jean-Luc Godard, one day to become one the great filmmakers, wrote a piece for the French publication Gazette du Cinema called Towards A Political Cinema. Even at this young age, Godard was aware of cinema’s power to communicate ideas. Jean-Luc Godard examines a strip of film: Film history describes a wide range of film movements that have each had an often-short lifespan that’s been quite specific but the legacies of which have endured.…
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