The New Wave made its way across the ocean to American cinema, starting with a popular movie Bonnie and Clyde. This generation of young film makers would be known as New Hollywood, and would last into the last 70's.
Most recently, director Quetin Tarantino would be the latest victims of the new wave with his movie Reservoir Dogs. He used similar techniques that Jean-Luc Godard, (jump cuts, improvised dialogue,) which would shock the audience watching it. He even dedicated his film to Jean-Luc Godard, and named his production company A Band Apart.
Last year, I remember taking in class about how movies today are just variations of previous movie themes, styles, and ideas. The New Wave was a huge boom to the industry and definietly supports this idea. It almost impossible nowadays to create something that we haven't seen or done before. It just makes me wonder where the movie industry is heading