Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Two in the Wave

The film Two in the Wave is about the relationship between French film directors François Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, both of whom were largely responsible for the New Wave movement in French films of the 60’s. Their films reflect the social and political turmoil of the times and demonstrate experimentation with visual and narrative styles of storytelling. If you are a fan of film history like I am you’ll be interested in this film, and, after watching, you’ll want to watch films by both directors. Voorheesville library owns Jules and Jim one of Truffaut’s most important films plus Day for Night, a fun film about making a movie. Although we don’t own any Godard films you can request them from other libraries. Some titles you might want to get are Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, or Band of Outsiders. Just for fun, you can also catch Truffaut as an actor in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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