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Truffaut. Thirty Years On.

2014 marks the thirty year anniversary of the death of Francois Truffaut. It serves as a sombre reminder of the fact that the French filmmaker was taken all too prematurely.


Why Burn Books When You Just Can Just Ignore Them? Fahrenheit 451 Revisited

While puttering around in the library a couple of weeks ago, I looked down at the cart where they put the recently-returned DVDs and caught the soulful gaze of Julie Christie on the cover of the recently re-issued 1966 film version of “Fahrenheit 451” directed by Francois Truffaut. 1,112 more words

Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows)

In a review on Enrst Lubitsch’s Trouble in Paradise, a critic once said, “When I was small I liked to go to the movies because you could find out what adults did when there weren’t any children in the room.” Paraphrasing Picasso, when the artists in ourselves are gone, we start to fail in recognizing the importance of childhood and its wonderful gifts to us, and it’s harder to perceive the world as we did when once imaginative kids. 571 more words

Le Tourbillon

As I’ll be writing up the eleven parks I just hiked during the next two weeks, which means back to the other half of this job, I thought I would post my current favorite song from my favorite Francois Truffaut movie– 37 more words

Francois Truffaut

On Antoine Doinel, And The 400 Blows.

This week sees the Criterion Collection re-release the first film in the Antoine Doinel Cycle, 1959′s landmark of the French cinema, The 400 Blows.


Truffaut on Truffaut

Film lovers are sick people. FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT