Audiences Deserve Another “French New Wave”

It’s no secret that franchise films have dominated the box office for years. The top 10 highest grossing movies of all time are coming from the biggest franchises in the world, except for “Titanic.” However, while I was extraordinarily entertained by franchise films when I was younger, I felt more inspired by events such as the “French New Wave.” This event took place in the 1950s-60s and helped revolutionize how movies are made. It all started when certain French directors including Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and many others felt like they were seeing the same kinds of movies over and over again’ this enabled them to decide to change that. Director Francois Truffaut stated the following during the “New Wave”: “The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.” This meant his intention, along with the list of other directors, was to make filming more complex and create absorbing adventures that had legitimate artistic integrity.”