Jean-Luc Godard: Colors of the Nouvelle Vague

Since "Breathless", French filmmaker and father of the French New Wave era have left icon after icon all over the culture of cinema. To reflect the era of the 60's, he used bold, contrasting colors consistently all throughout his filmography.

What catches our attention is his bold use of red and yellow, the latter especially being louder and more attention-grabbing. Godard didn't shy away from the use of rather precarious color matches either, like orange and green, purple and yellow, blue and magenta, etc., to scream out the radical themes and storytelling rampant in his oeuvre that are so often set in the boring, mundane urban life. Here are Godard's palettes from his major films.

Preview image was taken from the video.

2017-09-21 #culture #videos #jean-luc-godard #nouvelle-vague #french-cinema

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