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The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

James Tweedie


The Age of New Waves examines the origins of the concept of the “new wave” in 1950s France and the proliferation of new waves in world cinema over the past three decades. The book suggests that youth, cities, and the construction of a global market have been the catalysts for the cinematic new waves of the past half century. It begins by describing the enthusiastic engagement between French nouvelle vague filmmakers and American culture during the modernization of France after World War II. It then charts the growing and ultimately explosive disenchantment with the aftermath of th ... More

Keywords: french new wave, chinese cinema, taiwanese cinema, art cinema, world cinema, mise en scène, globalization, cities, youth culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199858286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Tweedie, author
University of Washington