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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 13 Apr 1994 21:34:39 CDT
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On Wed, 13 Apr 1994 13:34:04 -0500 louis schwartz said:
>> movement, such as the New Wave, and why he is not always associated with
>> the canon of French cinema.  I wwould  like to talk more about Bresson if
>> anyone, if anyone wants to respond.
>Actually Bresson is one of the most cannonized of French directors. Not
>only does B find his way into almost every text book on the history of
>French Cinema but also into most textbooks on the history of cinema as
>He's not considered part of the New Wave because most of his films were
>made before 1959, the generally accepted year for the "beginning" of the
>New Wave.
A bit more accurately:  Bresson started out directing before
the New Wave generation did, but he did roughly the same number of
films before and after 1959 (5 before '59, 1 in '59, 7 after, by my
count).  And he was considerably older (born in 1907) than Godard,
Truffaut, et al.
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