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The 400 Blows

In contemplating how this film might fare in several different exhibition contexts, one  must consider the mode of exhibition that was actually used, the time period in which the film was released, and what technologies were available.   189 more words


A Mimetic Thing: François Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud

In September of 1958, a fledgling director placed an advertisement in France-Soir, seeking a young adolescent to star in his upcoming movie. Finding the right actor was particularly important to him: Not only would this be his first feature film, but the boy he chose would be playing a thinly veiled version of the director himself. 4,638 more words


30 Days of Mubi: Maurice Pialat’s L'enfance nue (Day 6)

At this point of the bleak midwinter, you’ve made your way through the entire Netflix catalogue (there’s only so many ‘Witty Films with a Strong Female Lead Based on a Book’ you can handle) and are looking for a different, more varied streaming experience. 649 more words


Disobedience & The 400 Blows: A Comparison in Male Adolescent Rebellion

The crushing revelations of adolescence are perhaps hardest for boys. The elucidation of this fact is best captured by Alberto Moravia’s 1948 novella Disobedience and François Truffaut’s 1959 film  1,079 more words

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Film #154: The 400 Blows (1959)

aka: Les quatres cents coups
Director: François Truffaut
Language: French and a little English
Length: 99 minutes
Watched on: 14 July 2015 (1 of 4 on my flight back to Japan) 356 more words


If you only see one movie this year...

INSPIRED…see Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. 

This is that rare film that you will  most likely go into knowing next to nothing about, have almost no familiarity with the cast, and will be left with an undeniable lump in your throat. 159 more words

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: A Love Letter to Paris (from the Movies)

Originally posted on outloudculture.com on Nov. 14, 2015

NOTE: The movies love Paris so instead of pulling images from the AP and other news outlets, I have decided to include images that show how much the movies, and the world entire, love the City of Lights. 734 more words

Zachary FR Anderson