French New Wave cinema
French new wave cinema is one of the most significant flm movement in the history of cinema. during the late 1950s and 1960s, the new wave rejuvented Frances prestigious cinema and engerized the international art cinema as well as film cristicism. the new wave itself may no longer be "new", but the directors and their films are still important. They are the progenitors of what we have come to think of alternitive cinema today, and the had, and contiune to have, a porfound influence on popular culture in the West and throught out the world. Without the Nuvelle Vague there may not have beem Scorcese, Soderbergh, or Tarintino (or Wenders, or Oshima or Bertolucci), and much music, fashion and advertising would be withour major point of reference. In its day Novuelle Vague was a political and soical comentator; relfecting the opinions of the new generation. Novuelle Vague became a stiff anti-war metonym. The Vietnam War and Algerian were central issues to movies such as Le Weekend and Pierrot le fou.