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new wave

n.
1. often New Wave
a. A movement in French cinema in the 1960s, led by directors such as Jean Luc Godard and François Truffaut, that abandoned traditional narrative techniques in favor of greater use of symbolism and abstraction and dealt with themes of social alienation, psychopathology, and sexual love. Also called nouvelle vague.
b. Any of various new movements in cinema, especially one led by a group of experimental filmmakers.
2. An avant-garde or experimental movement, as in the arts.
3. Music A style of rock music popularized in the early 1980s, marked by the use of synthesizers.

[Translation of French nouvelle vague : nouvelle, new + vague, wave.]
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new wave

n
a movement in art, film-making, politics, etc, that consciously breaks with traditional ideas

New Wave

n
1. (Film) the New Wave Also known as: La Nouvelle Vague a movement in the French cinema of the 1960s, led by such directors as Godard, Truffaut, and Resnais, characterized by a fluid use of the camera and an abandonment of traditional editing techniques
2. (Pop Music) rock music of the late 1970s, related to punk but more complex: sometimes used to include punk
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new′ wave′


n.
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]
new′-wave′, adj.
new′wav′er, n.
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New Wave

A movement of French 1950s directors whose films revitalized techniques and subject matter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New Wave - an art movement in French cinema in the 1960s
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
2.new wave - any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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Dans cette optique, quel regard portez-vous sur la nouvelle vague du cinema marocain?
Avec la nouvelle vague de chanteurs de jazz, la sphA?re artistique se renforce et se donne de la mesure.
(9) Pour le journal catholique La Croix, "Hiroshima mon amour se signale, moralement, par une totale confusion des valeurs" (Sellier, La Nouvelle Vague 48).
De aqui la relevancia que cobra el cine como factor cultural esencial para entender este aspecto, especialmente en lo que se refiere a un fenomeno cinematografico en particular: la Nouvelle Vague francesa.
The outcome of a survey on contemporary youth conducted in 1957 by 1FOP (the French Institute of Public Opinion) had been presented in the October 3 issue of L'Express by Francoise Giroud, who also wrote "La nouvelle vague arrive!" ["The new wave is coming!"] on the front cover of the magazine.