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Unformatted text preview: The Left Bank Alain Resnais-the left bank filmmakers are stylistically very different than the (i)Cahiers group, but the release of Resnais' (i) Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959 linked the 2 groups despite their differences-were different, but linked together (at least in public's mind)-marks start of french new wave-linked by the proximity that they came out-(i)Hiroshima & (i) Last Year at Marienbad(1961) use challenging narrative structures that are neither improvised nor spontaneous, but instead lyrical & literate Agnes Varda (most prominent female filmmaker)-like resais & other left bank directors, Varda worked heavily in documentaries before & after her new wave films-(i)cleo from 5 to 7 (1961) demonstrates Varda's sensitivity and thoughtfulness, as well as her playful side- not unlike Godard, who cameos in the film-has thoughtfulness, an investment in emotion-breaks 4th wall Chris Marker-marker is the most experimental of the new wave filmmakers-completely askews standard cinema & does differne things-most famous work (i)La Jete''e (1964) is a 30-min film made up of almost entirely of still photography edited together...
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- Fall '08