The Films in My Life
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Francois 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 Bunuel.show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 22mm | 439.99g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0306805995
  • 9780306805998
  • 181,136

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This book 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 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.show more

About Francois Truffaut

Francois 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.show more

Table of contents

* What Do Critics Dream About? The Big Secret * Jean Vigo is Dead at Twenty-nine * Abel Gance: Napolon; La Tour de Nesle * A Jean Renoir Festival * The Whiteness of Carl Dreyer * Lubitsch Was a Prince * Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator; A King in New York; Who Is Charlie Chaplin? * God Bless John Ford * Fritz Lang in America * Frank Capra, the Healer * Howard Hawks: Scarface; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Land of the Pharaohs * Joseph Von Sternberg: Jet Pilot * Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window; To Catch a Thief; The Wrong Man; The Birds; Frenzy The Generation of the Talkies: The Americans * Robert Aldrich: Kiss Me Deadly, Vera Cruz, The Big Knife * William Beaudine: The Feathered Serpent * Budd Boetticher: The Killer Is Loose * George Cukor: It Should Happen to You * Samuel Fuller: Verboten * Elia Kazan: Baby doll; A Face in the Crowd * Stanley Kubrick: Paths of Glory * Charles Laughton: The Night of the Hunter * Mervyn LeRoy: The Bad Seed * Anatole Litvak: Anastasia * Joshua Logan: Picnic * Sidney Lumet: Twelve Angry Men * Joseph Mankiewicz: The Barefoot Contessa * Anthony Mann: Men in War * Robert Mulligan: Fear Strikes Out * Otto Preminger: Bonjour Tristesse * Nicholas Ray: Johnny Guitar; Bigger Than Life * Douglas Sirk: Written on the Wind * Frank Tashlin: The Girl Cant Help It; Hollywood or Bust * Edgar Ulmer: The Naked Dawn * Charles Vidor: Love Me or Leave Me * Billy Wilder: The Seven Year Itch; Stalag * Robert Wise: So Big; Destination Gobi The Generation of the Talkies: The French * Claude Autant-Lara: La Traverse de Paris; En Cas de Malheur * Jacques Becker: Casque dOr; Touchez Pas au Grisbi; Arsne Lupin; Le Trou; Jacques Becker, A Year After His Death * Robert Bresson: Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne; Un Condamn Mort SEst chapp * Ren Clment: Monsieur Ripois * Henri-Georges Clouzot: Le Mystre Picasso * Jean Cocteau: Le Testament dOrphe * Jules Dassin: Le Refifi Chez les Hommes; Celui Qui Doit Mourir * Sacha Guitry: Assassins et Voleurs; Sacha Guitry the Villain * Albert Lamorisse: Le Ballon Rouge * Jean-Pierre Melville: Les Enfants Terribles * Max Ophuls: Lola Monts; Max Ophuls Is Dead * Jacques Tati: Mon Oncle Hurrah For The Japanese Cinema * Kenji Mizoguchi: The Street of Shame * Kon Ichikawa: The Burmese Harp * Yasushi Nakahira: Juvenile Passion * Keisuke Kinoshita: The Legend of Nayarama Some Outsiders * Ingmar Bergman: Bergmans Opus; Cries and Whispers * Buuel the Builder * Norman MacLaren: Blinkety Blank * Federico Fellini: The Nights of Cabiria; 8( * Roberto Rossellini Prefers Real Life * Orson Welles: Citizen Kane, the Fragile Giant; Confidential Report; Touch of Evil * A Portrait of Humphrey Bogart * James Dead Is Dead My Friends in the New Wave * Alain Resnais: Nuit et Brouillard * Alexandre Astruc: Les Mauvaises Rencontres * Agns Varda: La Pointe Courte * Roger Vadim: Et Dieu Cra La Femme * Claude Chabrol: Le Beau Serge * Louis Malle: Les Amants; Le Feu Follet * Jean-Luc Godard: Tous les Garons Sappellent Patrick; Vivre sa Vie * Jacques Rivette: Paris Nous Appartient * Jacques Rozier: Adieu Philippine * Pierre Kast: Vacances Protugaises * Alain Resnais: Muriel * Jean-Pierre Mocky: Les Vierges * Claude Berri: Le Vieil Homme et LEnfant; Le Cinma de Papa * Grard Blain: Les Amis * Laszlo Szabo: Les Gants Blancs du Diable * Claude Sautet: Vincent, Franois, Paul et les Autres * Jazques Doillon: Les Doigts dans la Tteshow more

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