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Stories for October 18, 2008
- Oct. 18
- By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Although Chabrol is considered part of the French New Wave or Nouvelle Vague of the 60s, stylistically he displayed less of the cinematic flamboyance of Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut and instead leaned more towards subtlety and control. Instead of dazzling audiences with innovative editing and handheld camerawork, Chabrol often choose to challenge the established order by skewering the French petite bourgeoisie or by exploring relationships from a coolly detached position. The mood and tone of Chabrol's films are what makes them provocative. Such is the case again with