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François Truffaut (1932-1984), perhaps the most respected member of the New Wave group of French moviemakers, left a legacy of beloved and influential films that include The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Stolen Kisses, Day for Night, and The Story of Adele H. Equally fascinating is the very large body of film criticism Truffaut wrote over many years for Cahiers du Cinema and other leading film journals. Wonderfully varied, personal, and informal, these reviews all communicate unabashed love for and an enormous excitement about the movies. The Films in My Life is Truffaut's own selection of more than one hundred essays that range widely over the history of film and pay tribute to Truffaut's particular heroes, among them Hitchcock, Welles, Chaplin, Renoir, Cocteau, Bergman, and Buñuel.

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"Among the critics who heralded the French New Wave, the pragmatic best was François Truffaut, then celebrated for his irreverence and now valuable for his sanity, his intelligence, his good humor, his precise and reasonable enthusiasm. The Films in My Life is one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive." American Film

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"Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects on the screen. The Films of My Life provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking." Newsday

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"A personal chronicle of a fascinating period in film history." Stanley Kauffman, New Republic

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"Truffaut's book would be readable, useful and provocative if he had never made a film. But his view from the director's chair?articulate, sympathetic and informed?is unique, and doubly entertaining and valuable." Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

This work is Truffaut's own selection of more than one hundred essays that range widely over the history of film and pay tribute to Truffaut's particular heroes, among them Hitchcock, Welles, Chaplin, Renoir, Cocteau, Bergman and Bunuel.

Synopsis:

"François Truffaut (1932-1984), perhaps the most respected member of the New Wave group of French moviemakers, left a legacy of beloved and influential films that include The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim,"

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François Truffaut (1932-1984), left a legacy of beloved and influential films that include The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Stolen Kisses, Day for Night, and The Story of Adele H.

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ISBN:
9780306805998
Translator:
Mayhew, Leonard
Author:
Mayhew, Leonard
Author:
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Author:
ois Truffaut
Author:
Truffaut, Francois
Author:
Ccedil
Author:
Fran
Author:
Truffaut, Fran
Author:
ois
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Reviews
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Reviews.
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 197
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 14.5 oz

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Product details 358 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306805998 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Among the critics who heralded the French New Wave, the pragmatic best was François Truffaut, then celebrated for his irreverence and now valuable for his sanity, his intelligence, his good humor, his precise and reasonable enthusiasm. The Films in My Life is one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive."
"Review" by , "Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects on the screen. The Films of My Life provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking."
"Review" by , "A personal chronicle of a fascinating period in film history."
"Review" by , "Truffaut's book would be readable, useful and provocative if he had never made a film. But his view from the director's chair?articulate, sympathetic and informed?is unique, and doubly entertaining and valuable."
"Synopsis" by , This work is Truffaut's own selection of more than one hundred essays that range widely over the history of film and pay tribute to Truffaut's particular heroes, among them Hitchcock, Welles, Chaplin, Renoir, Cocteau, Bergman and Bunuel.
"Synopsis" by ,
"François Truffaut (1932-1984), perhaps the most respected member of the New Wave group of French moviemakers, left a legacy of beloved and influential films that include The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim,"
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