Category Archives: Introduction to Film: Europe

Live Dangerously Until the End

European Cinema History: The French New Wave ~ ‘Breathless’ (À bout de souffle) In the late 1950s and early 60s, the way we looked at cinema was changed, forever. The nouvelle vague, or French ‘new wave’ was an artistic and innovative movement whose adherents … Continue reading

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Bicycle Thieves

Film Studies: European Film History – Italian Neo-realism and The Bicycle Thief In the five years following the Second World War, Italy saw many changes. In 1946 it became a Republic and a more liberal society which meant for example, that women … Continue reading

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Back in the U.S.S.R.

Film Studies: European Cinema – The Russian Renaissance and Battleship Potemkin Russia: October 1917, the people rise up bearing the communist flag and bring an end to the Tsarist dictatorship, eliminating the bourgeoise and placing power into the hands of the citizens. Lenin, … Continue reading

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Nosferatu and German Expressionist Cinema

An Introduction to Film Studies 2: European Cinema For our first lecture in European Film studies, we talked about German expressionist cinema, its influence, its context in the country’s history and the techniques and styles used by this movement. After the First … Continue reading

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