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Iconic Images from French New Wave in Raymond Cauchetier's Photos De Cinéma Exhibit

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 30, 2012 at 6:25AM

Raymond Cauchetier's photographs of the French New Wave are treasures of the period. His photographs, from the sets of films such as Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" (he was the official on-set photographer) and François Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" are iconic. Gorgeous exhibition collection Photos De Cinéma is on view at Santa Monica's Peter Fefferman Gallery until December 6.
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Raymond Cauchetier, Breathless
Heated debate between Godard and Jean Seberg about the scene, in the cafe on the Champs Elysees (A Bout De Souffle) - 1959

Raymond Cauchetier's photographs of the French New Wave are treasures of the period. His photographs, from the sets of films such as Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless" (he was the official on-set photographer) and François Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" are iconic.

Gorgeous exhibition collection Photos De Cinéma is on view at Santa Monica's Peter Fefferman Gallery until December 6.

Raymond Cauchetier, Breathless 2
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg on the bed in Rm. 12 at the Hotel Suede (A Bout de Souffle) - 1959
Raymond Cauchetier, Jules et Jim
Jean Moreau, Henri Serre and Oskar Wener running (Jules Et Jim) - 1961

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.