I decided to do this blog because I love movies and I love to talk about them. When I started in 2011 I don’t think that I was going to keep going as I did. It has become a monster blog. I continue to improve it as I go along. I love film from the 30’s to 70’s they just don’t make those any more. The French New wave cinema are the coolest films that came out back then, a new breed of directors had some balls to experiment with film. Some of the most prominent pioneers among the group, including François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette, began as critics for the famous film magazine Cahiers du cinéma. Chabrol’s Le Beau Serge (1958) is traditionally (but debatably) credited as the first New Wave feature. Truffaut, with The 400 Blows (1959) and Godard, with Breathless (1960) had unexpected international successes, both critical and financial, that turned the world’s attention to the activities of the New Wave and enabled the movement to flourish. Part of their technique was to portray characters not readily labeled as protagonists in the classic sense of audience identification. The French New Wave was popular roughly between 1958 and 1964, although New Wave work existed as late as 1973. I noticed that most film website that are in english does not focus too much or not at all on foreign films. so I decided to go in-depth into foreign films especially french films. When I was in the United states for 35 years I watched a lot of American film especially on TCM my favorite channel.
Do not get me wrong there are some great films today mostly independent you have to find them. There is some great big budget film today as well. But the independent film to me are more creative and better story telling. So welcome to my blog and have fun with it. And yes in France we have this unlimited UGC card or Gaumont for $24 a month. So I can go to as many movies as I want and see them as many times as I want. I have UGC which have MK2 theatres as well. So I am going to see a lot of movies. I generally see about 200 at the theatre and about 100 from the libraries and on Netflix plus cable. And I have the cinematheque in Paris where they have a museum, a library, and they are showing old movie on the big screen as yes they have a card with unlimited use of the cinematheque. That is a beautiful thing. If you get the card you have to be committed the all year.