Emerging in the late fifties with Truffaut's 400 Blows, Godard's Breathless and Resnais' Hiroshima, Mon Amor the French New Wave was an informal artistic movement that revolutionized the domestic film industry and had a profound influence on world cinema.The movement was spearheaded by a generation of brilliant new auteur directors; François Truffaut, Jean- Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Claude Chabrol, Agnès Varda and Louis Malle and by such enigmatic new stars as Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Under the spell of John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Nicholas Ray, their films were exuberant, innovative, elegant and, at times, infuriatingly pretentious. Low budgets, jump cuts, long takes, location shooting, natural lighting, collage, improvised dialogue, overlapping sound. A melange of techniques that were far from commonplace in 1958.Stylistically and philosophically, the ideas of the French New Wave have had a huge impact on the face of modern cinema. It's legacy lives on in the work of Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Lindsay Anderson, Robert Altman and Quentin Tarantino.Our edition comprises original, historic scores from the groundbreaking films of the genre. Jazz, pop and orchestral themes by Michel Legrand, Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Delerue and others that capture the character and vitality of the French New Wave.
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Hiroshima, Mon Amor - Hiroshima, Mon Amor (Suite) (Giovanni Fusco) / Valse du café du fleuve (Georges Delerue) / Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (Jean Constantin) - Générique et Car de Police (Prologue and the Police Van) / École Buissonnière (Playing Hooky) / Comment Voulez-Vous? / Balzac et gymnastique / Trinité et Finale (Trinity and Finale) / A Bout De Souffle (Breathless) (Martial Solal) - La Mort / Duo / New York Herald Tribune / Poursuite / L'amour, le mort / Dixieland / Thème d'amour / Campagne – Première / LOLA (Michel Legrand) - Roland rêve / L'eldorado / Chanson de Lola (Jacqueline Danno) / Les Bonnes Femmes (The Good Time Girls) (Paul Misraki) - Valse des Bonnes Femmes / Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) (George Delerue) - Charlie / Charlie et Léna (Thème d'amour) / Framboise (chanson de Boby Lapointe) /Rock / Rencontre / Au restaurant L'Arbois / Poursuite - Zazie Dans Le Metro (Fiorenzo Carpi) / Zazie dans le Metro - Les Liasons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) (Art Blakey) - No Problem / L'eau À La Bouche (Mouth-Watering) (Serge Gainsbourg) – Judith