21L.011 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

The Film Experience

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Lecture 21: Truffaut, the Nouvelle Vague, The 400 Blows

Description: Introduce the French New Wave style, with comparisons to Italian neorealism and Hollywood, and use of improvisation, jump cuts, elliptical editing, and self-reflexiveness. Focus on Truffaut and his key films, especially The 400 Blows.

Instructor: David Thorburn

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