Spring 2010

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.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014