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

James Clarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Francois Truffaut, European Cinema, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), Genres & Case Studies, Avant-Garde, Crime, Drama, French New Wave

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European movements or stylistic developments in film history, characterised by the significant contribution they made and continue to...

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International Film Styles: French New Wave »

James Clarke | Thursday March 21, 2013

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, FM4, Section A: World Cinema, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film History, Cinema in Context, Film Industry, Film Distribution, Production Companies, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, À Bout de Souffle, Les Quatre Cents Coups, Genres & Case Studies, French New Wave, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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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

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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.

A movement in film, or indeed...

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