Francois Truffaut

Francois Truffaut

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Long considered the definitive study of this director's genius, Francois Truffaut returns to print in a revised and updated edition. With fresh insights and an extensive section on the director's last five films Love on the Run, The Green Room, The Last Metro, The Woman Next Door, and Confidentially Yours, Annette Insdorf captures the essence and totality of his work. She discusses his contributions to the French New Wave, his relationship with his mentors Hitchcock and Renoir, and the dominant themes of his cinema - women, love, children and language - while exploring his own life in relation to his films, from The Four Hundred Blows to The Man Who Loved Women. As warmly and piercingly human as its subject, Francois Truffaut immortalises one of the cinema's most popular, prolific and profound more

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'The most sensitive and intelligent book in the English language about my work.' Francois Truffautshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Chronology; About the author; 1. From 'Cinephile' to 'Cineaste'; 2. The Hitchcockian strain; 3. Renoirian vision; 4. 'Are Women Magic?'; 5. Les Enfants Terribles; 6. Cinema in the first-person singular; 7. Images on the run; Notes and references; Selected bibliography; filmography; more