Definitions

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  • noun Any of several movements in music film which are or were considered cutting edge.

Etymologies

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A calque of French Nouvelle Vague.

Examples

  • Film lovers can debate the use of the term New Wave to describe Mr. Oshima's work during this period, but there's no disputing his irreverent tone, nor his break with the grand tradition of Japanese cinema epitomized by masters like Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu and Mikio Naruse.

    Not for the Faint of Heart

  • If you're talking about the New Wave, then Moorcock, M John Harrison, Ballard and Aldiss all were more important - especially as the New Wave was a British movement.

    Best Writer of the Decade, part 2

  • Although the song was classified as New Wave and was compared to Devo, Oingo Boingo always defied easy categorization with the use of exotic percussion and unconventional scales and harmony.

    Buzzine » Oingo Boingo

  • I used to do this feature here called New Wave of the Week, but it was sometimes hard to justify my picks as New Wave.

    Song of the Week: John Denver - "Back Home Again"

  • I've always thought that the New Wave was a triumph of marketing over substance.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • This song is a prime example of what was called New Wave in post-war Greece, i.e. a style moving away from the rebetiko and the bouzouki-culture of WWII.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Published in 1982, B. George and Martha Defoe's International Discography of the New Wave is a staggering agglomeration of information about the published expressions of the punk moment and its aftermath worldwide.

    Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net - CULTURE AND POLITICS AFTER THE NET

  • At that time, the New Wave was a kick in the ass: Move yourself!

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • This song is a prime example of what was called New Wave in post-war Greece, i.e. a style moving away from the rebetiko and the bouzouki-culture of WWII.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • In the 1960s, my father, Kantilal Rathod, was part of a movement of Indian filmmakers, sometimes called the New Wave, or Parallel Cinema.

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