François Truffaut
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

The Aesthetics of Absorption: Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows’
2 Apr 2009 // 4:59 PM

In Truffaut, the camera works not to keep the viewer out of the constructed reality of the film but rather to draw the viewer into the artifice, to make the viewer complicit in its feigned reality

An Auteur's Touch of Evil
19 Mar 2009 // 4:59 PM

The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.

//Reviews

'Day for Night' Is a Film Master's Passionate Ode to His Craft
20 Sep 2015 // 9:10 PM

François Truffaut never produced a more meaningful or downright entertaining tribute to the art of film and filmmaking than 1973's Day for Night.

A Queer Reading of Truffaut's Masterpiece, 'Jules and Jim'
19 Feb 2014 // 2:00 AM

Jeanne Moreau is a bewitching temptress; but what about the men?

//Blogs

Double Take: The 400 Blows (1959)
2 Feb 2015 // 4:37 AM

Double Take turns its attention to François Truffaut's classic coming-of-age tale The 400 Blows, whose cinematic progeny includes the much-acclaimed Boyhood.

//News

Cannes 2015: 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Looks at Great Directors' Careers
26 May 2015 // 5:45 AM

Even people familiar with both directors will find elements of Hitchcock/Truffaut surprising, especially a moment where Hitchcock seems haunted by the question of whether he might have been looser behind the camera.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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