Jean-Luc Godard: A French New Wave Filmmaker Who Changed Cinema
In 1950, a filmmaker named Jean-Luc co-founded a short-lived film magazine known as Gazette du Cinema. Though the magazine was only around for a few years, it was during the period that Godard became friends with several of the most influential French filmmakers of that day, including Francois Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer. Godard’s first feature, Breathless, was released in 1960 and was immediately a commercial and critical achievement. It set the tone for French cinema and continues to be loved to this day.
Jean-Luc Godard was considered to be one of the most influential filmmakers during the 20th century and his death is an enormous loss for the cinema world. He will be remembered for his groundbreaking films as well as timeless themes.