Jean Luc-Godard was the spearhead of the French new wave cinema. He directed films such as breathless, Vivre-sa vie which defied the laws that set the film making precedence and introduced jump cuts. Post world war 2, USA decided to forego the WW2 debt if France opened its market for US products and regulated its own film industry. In defiance, new directors such as Varda, Godard, Rivette brought some fabulous work on the table.
Jean Luc-Godard is the greatest filmmaker of all timeShow moreShow less
Anyone who challenges the status quo can be termed a pioneer and the fact that Jean-Luc, a director from war tattered France stood up against already established US film industry, makes him great.