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Poll: Cinematic Movements

Which of these movements that defined eras in certain countries do you prefer?

Given are rough dates and works/directors most prominently associated with the waves.

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    Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge in Metropolis (1927)

    German Expressionism (1920-1931); notable films:

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Nosferatu (1922) Metropolis (1927)

    notable directors: Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, G.W. Pabst

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    Pierre Fresnay and Jean Gabin in La Grande Illusion (1937)

    Poetic Realism (France, 1934-1939); notable films:

    L'Atalante (1934) La Grande Illusion (1938) The Rules of the Game (1939)

    notable directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Vigo, Marcel Carné

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    Edmund Moeschke in Germany Year Zero (1948)

    Italian Neorealism (1943-1954); notable films:

    Rome, Open City (1945) Bicycle Thieves (1947) Umberto D. (1952)

    notable directors: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio de Sica, Federico Fellini

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    Pinaki Sengupta in Aparajito (1956)

    Parallel Cinema - New Wave (India, 1946-1976); notable films:

    Neecha Nagar (1946) Pather Panchali (1955) Ankur (1974)

    notable directors: Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Bimal Roy

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    Tetsuya Watari in Tokyo Drifter (1966)

    Japanese New Wave (1956-1974); notable films:

    Night and Fog in Japan (1960) The Pitfall (1962) Tokyo Drifter (1966)

    notable directors: Shohei Imamura, Nagisa Oshima, Hiroshi Teshigahara

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    Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows (1959)

    Nouvelle Vague (France, 1958-1973); notable films:

    The 400 Blows (1959) Breathless (1960) The Collector (1967)

    notable directors: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol

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    David Bradley in Kes (1969)

    British New Wave (1958-1969); notable films:

    The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1962) A Hard Day's Night (1964) Kes (1969)

    notable directors: Lindsay Anderson, John Boorman, Ken Loach

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    Barren Lives (1963)

    Cinema Novo (Brazil, 1959-1972); notable films:

    Barren Lives (1963) The Brave Warrior (1968) Macuaima (1969)

    notable directors: Ruy Guerra, Glauber Rocha, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

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    Vladimír Pucholt in Loves of a Blonde (1965)

    Czech(oslovak) New Wave (1962-1974); notable films:

    The Fifth Horseman is Fear (1964) Closely Watched Trains (1966) The Firemen's Ball (1967)

    notable directors: Miloš Forman, Jiři Menzel, Jan Němec

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    Rui Gomes and Isabel Ruth in The Green Years (1963)

    Novo Cinema (Portugal, 1963-1974); notable films:

    Os Verdes Anos (1963) O Cerco (1969) The Vows (1973)

    notable directors: António de Macedo, Paulo Rocha, Fernando Lopes

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    Behrouz Vossoughi in The Deer (1974)

    Iranian New Wave (1964-1974); notable films:

    Serpent's Skin (1964) The Cow (1969) Gheisar (1969)

    notable directors: Dariush Mehrjui, Hajir Darioush, Masoud Kimiai

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    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wolf Gremm, and Günther Kaufmann in Kamikaze 89 (1982)

    New German Wave (1966-1979); notable films:

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Ali: Fear Eat Soul (1974) The Tin Drum (1979)

    notable directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders

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    Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young in The Last Detail (1973)

    New Hollywood (1967-1980); notable films:

    Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Easy Rider (1969) Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

    notable directors: Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola

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    Anne-Louise Lambert, Karen Robson, and Jane Vallis in Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

    Australian New Wave (1971-1989); notable films:

    Picnip at Hanging Rock (1975) Mad Max (1979) Dead Calm (1989)

    notable directors: Peter Weir, George Miller, Fred Schepisi

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    Maggie Cheung and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung in In the Mood for Love (2000)

    Hong Kong New Wave (1979-2000); notable films:

    The Butterfly Murders (1979) Hard Boiled (1992) Chungking Express (1994)

    notable directors: John Woo, Wong Kar-Wai, Johnnie To

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    Sawak al-utubis (1982)

    New Realism (Egypt, 1981-1991); notable films:

    Sawak al-utubis (1982) The Wife of an Important Man (1987) Supermarket (1990)

    notable directors: Mohamed Khan, Khairy Beshara, Daoud Abdel Sayed

    (suggested by moatazaboalghuit)

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    Thomas Bo Larsen, Lasse Lunderskov, and Ulrich Thomsen in The Celebration (1998)

    Dogma 95 (Denmark, 1995-2002); notable films:

    The Feast (1998) Idiots (1998) Italian for Beginners (2001)

    notable directors: Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier

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    Cristian Mungiu and Oleg Mutu in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

    Romanian New Wave (2004-); notable films:

    Trafic (2004) 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days (2007) Child's Pose (2013)

    notable directors: Cristian Mungiu, Cristi Puiu, Radu Muntean

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    Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, and Edward Bunker in Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Indie Wave (1989-1999); notable films:

    sex, lies, and videotape (1989) Kids (1995) Magnolia (1999)

    notable directors: Richard Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith

    (suggested by Teriek Williams)

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