Publication Date

Spring 5-15-2021

Document Type

Senior Integrative Project


The French New Wave is considered to be one of the most influential waves within cinema history, starting from the end of the 1950s, going all the way through the 1960s. Thanks to the directors of this era, there have been a myriad of movies that challenged the norms of filmmaking, redefining the techniques used and the stories told within cinema. However, if this era was so fruitful and is deemed to be so valuable for cinema in general, then why did it not continue? In this paper, I will be taking a look at French society, external influences, as well as the production of several crucial New Wave films in order to better understand the development and the later dissolution of the French New Wave.

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