Episode 90. The American New Wave

After the studio system ended in the 1960s a new era of American cinema was born known as the American New Wave. Today Alex and Jonathan take a look at three milestones of that era: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The French Connection (1971), and The Deer Hunter (1978). We talk about how Bonnie and Clyde took advantage of the relaxed production codes, the introduction of auteur styles in American film, and how the American New Wave gave rise to the current state of blockbuster film.

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Skip to: Bonnie and Clyde (13:37), The French Connection (30:40), The Deer Hunter (49:57), Overall (1:11:18), Coming Attractions (1:25:20)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Quentin Tarantino feat Hayden Chauffe

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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