For their 'Style and Meaning' project, Students are asked to make a short film in the style of a key film movement: either Film Noir; French New Wave; Dogme '95 or Mumblecore.

Below (in no particular order) is just a short list of film recommendations for each of the movements. Happy viewing.

Film Noir

Influence on 'Neo Noir'... 

Blade Runner (Ridley Scott 1982)

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French New Wave

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)

A Woman is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard, 1961)

Shoot the Pianist (François Truffaut, 1960)

Les Cousins (Claude Cahbrol, 1959)

Les Biches (Claude Chabrol, 1968)

Paris Belongs to Us (Jacques Rivette, 1961)


"Dogme 95 was a filmmaking movement started in 1995 by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, who created the "Dogme 95 Manifesto" and the "Vows of Chastity" (Danishkyskhedsløfter). These were rules to create filmmaking based on the traditional values of story, acting, and theme, and excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology. It was an attempt to take back power for the director as artist, as opposed to the studio" Wiki

Other Key Players and impact on Cinema

Anthony Dod Mantle, a British cinematographer DFF, ASCBSC (born 14 April 1955), directed photography on three Dogme 95 films. He is notable for his work in digital cinematography and collaborations with directors Lars von TrierThomas Vinterberg and Danny Boyle.

In 2009 he won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography for Slumdog Millionaire.

Also see Julien Donkey-Boy - Directed by Harmony Korin

With 'Dancer in the Dark', Lars Von Trier uses mixes the immediacy and aesthetics of Dogme95 contrasting with a very different musical aesthetic to bring us into Cvalda's (played by Bjork), world.