In a sense, it inspired almost all modern filmmaking efforts. It was such an experimental form of filmmaking—using portable equipment in a documentary style, fragmented endings and long takes—as well as an experimental form of storytelling.
Besides directing the films, the directors also play a role as the author.
They used film as a medium to express their thinking, feeling, and critic things that happened around them. Nowadays, there are many Film makers inspired by them and adopt the characteristics of the movement into their film.
During the period of 'Old Hollywood', there was lack of money in producing films. Thus, directors produce films within low budget that eventually lead to some similar characteristics with French New Wave movement. For example, shooting on location was taken in consideration as this method was cheaper than shooting in studio.
This will help to strengthen the realism of the film and indirectly grab the attention of the audiences. Other than that, the advancement in film technology give them a chance to shoot with 35 mm camera, for example, Panavision Panaflew camera introduced in which can be used by handheld whereby this method also found in New Wave movement.
This helped to gain good visuals and made their work became easier. The French Connection in which is a crime film that directed by William Friedkin. Friedkin has employ handheld camera work, rough and improvisational style of shooting which then make the film come alive.
Also, New York City has been choosing as the real main location shooting.
During this period of time, there are some pioneer of filmmaking has produced film which has nicely echoes of French New Wave movement. They are well known in produced New Wave movement of film especially, Jasques Rivette.
He starts his film journey since In the La Bande des quatreJacques Rivette intentionally creates more mystery than it can account for, leaving a buzzing sensation of forces outside of our understanding, operating in modes beyond our comprehension.
Another film produced by Jacques Rivette is Marry go round in This film was captures an unexplainable level of cinematic truth in the realm of something that is completely untruthful. The narrative seems to roam in every which direction with multiple events going on nearly all the time.
This kind of narrative used in producing films showed that the film makers are still influenced by the New Wave movement in films making. French new wave is then widespread until s. Quentin Tarantino, a famous postmodern director that often been criticized for stealing or copying from other directors film.
Tarantino claim that although he had a heavily inspired in plot and style but he had created a unique style that is all his own, combining styles from his favorite genres into brand new mash-ups, making his own authorship. The style of the storyline has created tension and interest of the audience.French New Wave was a term often associated with a group French filmmakers of the late s and s, marked by their self-conscious rejection of classical cinematic form .
Inevitably, the French New Wave was seen as a major influence on the various new waves, new cinemas, and young cinemas that came after it. In several cases the "new wave" label was borrowed to associate these movements with the French New Wave, whether as a marketing tool or a broad critical category.
The influence of the French New Wave can be observed in modern day director auteurs who leave an unmistakable signature on their work. From the cinematic excellence of Martin Scorsese. Marked by rebellion and youthful idealism, the French New Wave movement of the s and 60s is arguably one of the most influential and radical times in cinema history.
French New Wave was marked by the genius of directors like Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, and was arguably at its height. The French New Wave was popular roughly between and , although New Wave work existed as late as The socio-economic forces at play shortly after World War II strongly influenced the movement.
Dana, Jae, Jon, Nicole, Sari The Influence of the French New Wave Era on Popular Culture. In conclusion - Cinephiles who spent a lot of time writing and thinking about post-war France and how it was so culture-starved.
- They were influenced by realist Italian directors believing in the auteur theory.