Fall 2014

Toward the New Wave

Listed in: Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-327  |  French, as FREN-365

Formerly listed as: FREN-65

Moodle site: Course


Jay L. Caplan (Section 01)


(Offered as FREN  365 and FAMS 327.)  The class 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; Les 400 Coups by François Truffaut and Agnès Varda's  Cléo de 5 à 7, as well as Zero de conduite and L'Atalante by Jean Vigo; Boudu sauvé des eaux, la Grande Illusion and La Règle du jeu by Jean Renoir; Jean-Pierre Melville's Bob le flambeur; and Robert Bresson's Un Condamné à mort s'est echappé.  This course will also provide basic training in the analysis of films.  Conducted in French.

Requisite:  One of the following--FREN 207, 208, 311, or equivalent.  Fall semester.  Professor Caplan.

Cost: $60.00 ?


Foreign language, Writing attentive, Speaking attentive


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014