Following on the heels of Italian Neorealism came the French New Wave, so Alex and Jonathan take a trip to France and discuss three films from this explosive movement: The 400 Blows (1959), Breathless (1960), and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). We talk about stylistic innovations, semi-autobiographical filmmaking, and the origins of auteur theory.
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Skip to: The 400 Blows (11:05), Breathless (22:22), Cleo from 5 to 7 (34:37) Overall (51:14), Coming Attractions (1:03:15)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
Next stop, India!
We’re heading to take on the world’s largest combined film market with:
- Mughal-E-Azam (1960) – Available on Netflix
- My Name is Khan (2010)
- Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Ash by Mike Braudrick