nouvelle vague(redirected from French New Wave)
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[French : nouvelle, new + vague, wave.]
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Nouvelle Vague(nuvɛl vaɡ)
(Film) films another term for New Wave
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a movement, esp. in art, literature, or politics, that breaks with traditional values, techniques, etc.
2. (often caps.)
a. a movement in filmmaking that started in France in the 1950s, characterized by loosely structured plots and unconventional photographic techniques.
b. the members of this movement.
[1955–60; translation of French nouvelle vague]
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