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Raoul Coutard.

(1924 - )



Part of the Chris Marker World Wide Web Site.
Written by Adrian Miles.


Marker's credits
L'aveu. (1969)

Perhaps best known as Godard's cinematographer Coutard fully understood the possibilities and advantages of the new camera technologies of the late 50s and early 60s. With lightweight hand held cameras and fast stock he was able to shoot on the street as the New Wave so deliciously explored and experimented with the possibilities of a whole new cinematic practice. It is perhaps this willingness to eschew traditional practices (that of course also marks the New Wave in general) that is Coutard's lasting influence as a generation of filmmakers took movies out of the studios and into the world.

References
Monaco, et al.


Last Updated, July 1995.
adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au


© Adrian Miles, 1995. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.
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