The Top 10 French New Wave Films

By February 24, 2015January 2nd, 2018Top 10 Lists


As I suggested at the outset, the French new wave is as much a mindset as a movement, and it continued to inspire filmmakers around the world long after its original birth in the sixties, from the great 70s American filmmakers (Hopper, Scorsese, Coppola et al) who were directly inspired by it to create an “American new wave,” to the Scandinavian Dogme filmmakers of the 90s and early noughties. Above all, it is the “new” in “new wave” that is the key: all filmmakers must always attempt to find new ways to shoot, and tell, their stories. That is an endless lesson for us all.

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