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Cinema Of Extremism: Filmmaker Gaspar Noé As Extremist Icon

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Joseph Jowett

Mentor

Irina Leimbacher

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

Abstract

Abstract: This paper explores the French film movement, the New French Extremity, its place in contemporary global cinema, and how filmmaker Gaspar Noé embodied the ideals of the movement. The New French Extremity was an explosion of films that sought to bring exploitative images, sexual and violent, into the high art environment of French National cinema. This was a unique eruption of films that wanted to challenge cinematic conventions. The use of shocking images helped broaden the definition of art cinema to include films containing vulgar content. The movement eventually led to a mainstreaming of those images. As film continues to develop, it is important to broaden the definition of art cinema. Noé was a major artist in the New French Extremity, and through a close analysis of his filmography, I will demonstrate his skill as a filmmaker and his place at the forefront of the New French Extremity.

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Cinema Of Extremism: Filmmaker Gaspar Noé As Extremist Icon

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

Abstract: This paper explores the French film movement, the New French Extremity, its place in contemporary global cinema, and how filmmaker Gaspar Noé embodied the ideals of the movement. The New French Extremity was an explosion of films that sought to bring exploitative images, sexual and violent, into the high art environment of French National cinema. This was a unique eruption of films that wanted to challenge cinematic conventions. The use of shocking images helped broaden the definition of art cinema to include films containing vulgar content. The movement eventually led to a mainstreaming of those images. As film continues to develop, it is important to broaden the definition of art cinema. Noé was a major artist in the New French Extremity, and through a close analysis of his filmography, I will demonstrate his skill as a filmmaker and his place at the forefront of the New French Extremity.