September 12, 2010
Raymond Cauchetier’s “New Wave”

"Aspiring filmmakers should look at and discuss Cauchetier’s photos because they are an important reminder that making films is a process full of possibilities."

A fantastic article highlighting the development of Cauchetier’s photography, with insightful commentary on many of his new wave production photographs.

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September 12, 2010
I’ve just realized Raymond Cauchetier is the photographer responsible for so many of the amazing new wave production photographs that exist… It all started when Cauchetier was introducted to Jean-Luc Godard while Godard was still working at Cahiers du Cinema. Godard eventually hired him to be the production photographer on the set of his first film, Breathless. Cauchetier was never professionally trained, but developed his near-perfect sense of timing while doing some aerial combat photography while in the French Air Force. He was hired as the set photographer for a number of new wave films, creating images as iconic as the films themselves.

I’ve just realized Raymond Cauchetier is the photographer responsible for so many of the amazing new wave production photographs that exist… It all started when Cauchetier was introducted to Jean-Luc Godard while Godard was still working at Cahiers du Cinema. Godard eventually hired him to be the production photographer on the set of his first film, Breathless. Cauchetier was never professionally trained, but developed his near-perfect sense of timing while doing some aerial combat photography while in the French Air Force. He was hired as the set photographer for a number of new wave films, creating images as iconic as the films themselves.

September 12, 2010
Claude Chabrol: June 1930- September 2010
Claude Chabrol was as a film critic in the early days of Cahiers du Cinema, and alongside his colleages François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Eric Rohmer, he went on to become a director.

Claude Chabrol: June 1930- September 2010

Claude Chabrol was as a film critic in the early days of Cahiers du Cinema, and alongside his colleages François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Eric Rohmer, he went on to become a director.

September 9, 2010
Filming Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), directed by François Truffaut, 1959.

Filming Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), directed by François Truffaut, 1959.

September 5, 2010
Aurora Cornu and Laurence de Monaghan in Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee), 1970. Directed by Eric Rohmer.

Aurora Cornu and Laurence de Monaghan in Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee), 1970. Directed by Eric Rohmer.

September 5, 2010

“What I call a conte moral [moral tale] is not a tale with a moral, but a story that deals less with what people do than with what is going on in their minds while they are doing it. A cinema of thoughts rather than actions.”

- Eric Rohmer 

September 5, 2010
Laurence de Monaghan and Jean-Claude Brialy in Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee), 1970. Directed by Eric Rohmer.

Laurence de Monaghan and Jean-Claude Brialy in Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee), 1970. Directed by Eric Rohmer.

September 2, 2010
Jean Seberg in À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Jean Seberg in À bout de souffle (Breathless), 1960. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

September 1, 2010
Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Life), 1962. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Life), 1962. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

August 21, 2010
Jeanne Moreau in La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black), directed by François Truffaut, 1968.

Jeanne Moreau in La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black), directed by François Truffaut, 1968.

August 15, 2010
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Frédérique Hoschédé in L’amour en fuite (Love on the Run, 1979). Directed by François Truffaut. The last film of the Antoine Doinel series.

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Frédérique Hoschédé in L’amour en fuite (Love on the Run, 1979). Directed by François Truffaut. The last film of the Antoine Doinel series.

August 12, 2010
Anna Karina.

Anna Karina.

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August 12, 2010
Anna Karina.

Anna Karina.

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July 2, 2010
Marker, Resnais, Varda: Remembering the Left Bank Group

History, context, and key films of the Left Bank group.

July 2, 2010
Vivre sa vie: An Introduction and A to Z

Details of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” (My Life to Live) , 1962.