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The 400 Blows (1959)

“Your parents say you’re always lying.

Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie. 604 more words


Criterion Cloister: Episode 1 - Origin Story

No one can call themselves a movie buff, a film collector, or my friend without having an intimate knowledge of the Criterion Collection: whether you began (like me) at the LaserDisc stage, their DVD launch in the late nineties, or their recent domination of the art of Blu-ray, you must know the pleasure of Criterion, the Rolls Royce of home video entertainment.  1,700 more words

The Film Queue

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. 4,643 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

The Opiate

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