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

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Francois Truffaut, European Film, 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...

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À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) »

jclarke | Thursday September 10, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jean-Luc Godard, World Cinema, Un Bout de Souffle, Genres & Case Studies, 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...

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European Film Movement: French New Wave »

jclarke | 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, Un Bout de Souffle, Les Quatre Cents Coups, Genres & Case Studies, French New Wave, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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...

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