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They praised movies by Jean Renoir and Jean Vigo, and made then-radical cases for the artistic distinction and greatness of Hollywood studio directors such as Orson Welles, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray.
The beginning of the New Wave was to some extent an exercise by the Cahiers writers in applying this philosophy to the world by directing movies themselves.
New Wave critics and directors studied the work of western classics and applied new avant garde stylistic direction.
The low-budget approach helped filmmakers get at the essential art form and find what was, to them, a much more comfortable and contemporary form of production.
Filming techniques included fragmented, discontinuous editing, and long takes.These men of cinema valued the expression of the director's personal vision in both the film's style and script.Truffaut also credits the American director Morris Engel and his film Little Fugitive (1953) with helping to start the French New Wave, when he said "Our French New Wave would never have come into being, if it hadn't been for the young American Morris Engel who showed us the way to independent production with (this) fine movie." The auteur theory holds that the director is the "author" of his movies, with a personal signature visible from film to film.Godard also acknowledged filmmakers such as Resnais, Astruc, Varda and Demy as esteemed contemporaries, but said that they represented "their own fund of culture" and were separate from the New Wave.The movies featured unprecedented methods of expression, such as long tracking shots (like the famous traffic jam sequence in Godard's 1967 film Week End).Contempt for the Tradition de qualité, which dominated French film at the time, was the impetus that drove these young writers.This was apparent in a manifesto-like essay written by François Truffaut in 1953, Une certaine tendance du cinéma français, where he denounced the adaptation of safe literary works into unimaginative films, calling them le cinéma de papa.Politically and financially drained, France tended to fall back on the old popular pre-war traditions.One such tradition was straight narrative cinema, specifically classical French film.It argues that "cinema was in the process of becoming a new means of expression on the same level as painting and the novel ...a form in which and by which an artist can express his thoughts, however abstract they may be, or translate his obsessions exactly as he does in the contemporary essay or novel.