Thursday, April 2 2009
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
Thursday, March 19 2009
The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Jeanne Moreau is a bewitching temptress; but what about the men?
Sunday, April 25 2010
François Truffaut's splendid New Wave is released in the Essential Art House series, with a gorgeous print but completely devoid of special features.
Monday, May 30 2005
'Truffaut had the dread of everything conventional. Above all, he detested the conventionality of the nonconventional,' Jean Gruault notes.