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Isabelle Adjani Startles in 'The Story of Adele H'

Delivering an astonishing performance in Francois Truffaut's story of madness and obsession, Isabelle Adjani proves herself an actress of ingenuity and depth.

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Double Take: The 400 Blows (1959)

Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick
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'L'Enfance Nue' Forces a Frighteningly Unmoored, Unlikeable Child Into Our Lives

We need to face the fact that we wouldn’t want to help Francois overcome his problems. We would probably send him away, too. How do we feel about that?

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Essential Art House: Jules and Jim

François Truffaut's splendid New Wave is released in the Essential Art House series, with a gorgeous print but completely devoid of special features.

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The Last Metro

Modern technical elements mixed with historical truths make for a singularly Truffautian experience, where tolerance is paramount.

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The Aesthetics of Absorption: Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows'

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

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An Auteur's Touch of Evil

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

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This is a young man's film, a film with its arms and eyes wide open, with none of the paranoia and xenophobia which plague us today.

Jake Meaney
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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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Jules and Jim: Criterion Collection (1962)

'Truffaut had the dread of everything conventional. Above all, he detested the conventionality of the nonconventional,' Jean Gruault notes.

Cynthia Fuchs

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