Film Studies French New Wave 1

Which magazine began the FNW?
1962 ‘Nouvelle Vague’ special issue of the Cahiers du cinéma, was the ‘pure New Wave’
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Name Two editors/contributors to the magazine
Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol
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Which film did Truffaut win the Cannes Film Festival with?
400 Blows
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Who was a co-founder and source of inspiration for the movement?
Bazin
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What is the auteur theory as described by Andrew Sarris?
The auteur theory holds that the director is the "author" of his movies, with a personal signature visible from film to film
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What tradition was broken by the new wave?
"Tradition of Quality"
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Who wrote Une Certaine tendance du cinéma français?
Truffaut
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From whom was the American influence drawn?
Orson Welles, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray
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Give a historical context
World War 2
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What is Italian neorealism?
a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors
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Who said "the 'New Wave' is neither a movement, nor a school, nor a group, it's a quality"?
Truffaut
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Who publicly declared that the New Wave was more exclusive and included only Truffaut, Chabrol, Rivette, Rohmer and himself, stating that "Cahiers was the nucleus" of the movement?
Godard
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Name three cinematography features
freeze frames, long tracking shots and jump cuts
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themes
existentialism, realism
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Who is the main character of 400 Blows?
Antoine
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Who is the main character of Breathless?
Michel
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Who directed Breathless?
Godard
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Who are the three main characters from Jules et Jim?
Jules, Jim and Catherine
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What is the game called in Jules et Jim with the freeze frames?
Village Idiot
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What is the song that Catherine sings called?
The Whirlpool
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What do Fei, Catherine, Woman in blonde wig and Patricia have in common?
They are femme fatales
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