Toward the New Wave
Listed in: French, as FREN-65
Jay L. Caplan (Section 01)
This course will study films from the French New Wave (1959-63), as well as earlier French films that influenced many New Wave directors. These films will include: Jean-Luc Godard's A bout de souffle, Vivre sa vie, and Le Mépris; Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour and L'annee dernière à Marienbad; Jean Vigo's Zero de Conduite and L'Atalante; Jean Renoir's Boudu sauvé des eaux, La Grande Illusion and La Règle du Jeu; Jean-Pierre Melville's Bob le flambeur; and Robert Bresson's Un condamné à mort s'est échappé. This course will also provide basic training in the analysis of films. Conducted in French.
Requisite: One of the following--French 7, 11, 12 or equivalent. Spring semester. Professor Caplan.
Offerings2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Fall 2011