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Author : Francois Truffaut
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2015-12-04
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781501143229

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Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut Pdf

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

François Truffaut

Author : Robert Ingram
Publisher : Taschen
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN : 3822822604

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François Truffaut by Robert Ingram Pdf

This title, written by Robert Ingram, takes a critical look at the films and work of François Truffaut.


Author : Antoine de Baecque,Serge Toubiana
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 514 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2000-09-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0520225244

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Truffaut by Antoine de Baecque,Serge Toubiana Pdf

Here is the definitive story of one of the most celebrated filmmakers of our time, an intensely private individual who cultivated the public image of a man consumed by his craft. But as this absorbing biography shows, Truffaut's personal story—from which he drew extensively to create the characters and plots of his films—is itself an extraordinary human drama.

Early Film Criticism of Francois Truffaut

Author : Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1993-02-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0253113431

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Early Film Criticism of Francois Truffaut by Wheeler Winston Dixon Pdf

Before turning to filmmaking, Francois Truffaut was a film critic writing for Cahiers du Cinema during the 1950s. The Early film Criticism of Francois Truffaut makes available, for the first time in English, articles that originally appeared in French journals such as Cahiers du Cinema and Arts. Truffaut discusses films by such acknowledged masters as Hitchcock, Huston, Dymytryk, and Lang, but also examines the work of such lesser-known directors as Robert Wise, Don Weis, and Roger Vadim.

François Truffaut

Author : Annette Insdorf
Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2020-08-31
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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François Truffaut by Annette Insdorf Pdf

Truffaut’s films beautifully demonstrate the idea that a film can express its director as personally as a novel can reveal its author. Moreover, his development of a gently self-conscious visual style made him more than the entertainer he believed he was: there is genuine artistry in his motion pictures. He affected the course of French cinema — indeed world cinema — by blending auteurist art with accessible cinematic storytelling. Unlike other New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Truffaut preferred idiosyncratic characters (like the semi-autobiographical Antoine Doinel) and universal emotions (especially desire and fear) to political tracts or didactic essays. Instead of the elitism or self-indulgence that characterize much of European cinema, Truffaut’s movies were meant to touch people from different countries, times, and classes. And they keep succeeding in this aim. Truffaut’s cinema remains a model of intimate, reasonably budgeted, sophisticated filmmaking that can still speak delightfully and profoundly to an international audience. Long considered the definitive study of Truffaut’s genius, this revised and updated edition of François Truffaut includes 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. While not a biography of the director, Insdorf captures in this study the essence and totality of Truffaut’s work. She discusses his contributions to the French New Wave, his relations with his mentors Hitchcock and Renoir, and the dominant themes of his cinema — women, love, children, language. She explores his life in relation to his films, from The 400 Blows to The Man Who Loved Women. “The most sensitive and intelligent book in the English language about my work.” — François Truffaut “Everyone who loves Truffaut will be delighted to welcome this book to their library.” — Miloš Forman, director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus “Annette Insdorf’s book on Truffaut is the best I know.” — Charles Champlin, The Los Angeles Times “Relevant, illuminating, clever, moving, sane... intelligible.” — Roger Greenspun, film critic “[A]n astute and insightful examination of the director’s work along thematic and psychological lines... Insdorf carefully weaves a complex matrix of loose chords, individual motifs, and personal obsessions that amount to a strikingly coherent vision... Insdorf’s analysis provides the reader with the best examination yet of Truffaut’s work.” — Dan Yakir, Film Comment “Insdorf... succeeds masterfully in fulfilling the purpose of her study of François Truffaut... [an] engaging and sympathetic study.” — Richard Williamson, The French Review “Francois Truffaut has been blessed with intelligent and perceptive critics throughout his career... Annette Insdorf’s new book fits snugly into this tradition of excellence, and even goes the earlier studies one better by treating the films with the comprehensiveness they deserve... The most striking feature of Insdorf’s study is the intense concentration she brings to her discussion of each film. Her insights come thick and fast, in the best New Critical fashion... This is an especially insightful, highly intelligent study.” — Peter Brunette, Film Quarterly “Each chapter in this well-researched and informative book contains extended comparisons of Truffaut’s films. Each aims at specifying the thematic and stylistic continuities that define Truffaut as an auteur... Insdorf’s mastery of the auteurist approach produces a remarkable synthesis of thematic and stylistic continuities.” — Paul Sandro, The French Review “Insdorf’s forte is comparative exposition and synthetic vision. Her early chapters on Truffaut’s sources, Hitchcock and Renoir, and the latter ones on women, children and Truffaut autobiographical films are replete with gems of comparative analysis, e.g. her instructive comparison of Rules of the Game and Day For Night, and the insightful relating of jazz with Truffaut’s own improvisation in early films.” — Francis I. Kane, Literature/Film Quarterly “Insdorf’s insights regarding the famous films are on the mark, and she makes an eloquent case for those not so well thought of.” — Variety

François Truffaut

Author : François Truffaut
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN : 1934110140

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François Truffaut by François Truffaut Pdf

Interviews with the film critic and director who was a key figure in the French New Wave

A Companion to François Truffaut

Author : Dudley Andrew,Anne Gillain
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 642 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2013-04-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781405198479

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A Companion to François Truffaut by Dudley Andrew,Anne Gillain Pdf

A Companion to François Truffaut “An unprecedented critical tribute to the director who, in France, wound up becoming the most controversial figure of the New Wave he helped found.” Raymond Bellour, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique “This exciting collection breaks through the widely held critical view that Truffaut abandoned the iconoclasm of his early work for an academicism he had consistently railed against in his own film criticism. Indeed, if ‘fever’ and ‘fire’ were Truffaut’s most consistent motifs, the essays in this collection live up to his lifelong, burning passion for the cinema. Written by world-famous scholars, the essays exhaustively explore the themes and styles of the films, as well as Truffaut’s relationships to André Bazin, Alfred Hitchcock, and the directors of the New Wave, his ground-breaking and controversial film criticism, and his position in the complex politics of French cultural life from the Popular Front to 1968 and after.” Angelo Restivo, Georgia State University Although the New Wave, one of the most influential aesthetic revolutions in the history of cinema, might not have existed without him, François Truffaut has largely been ignored by film scholars since his death almost thirty years ago. As an innovative theoretician, an influential critic, and a celebrated filmmaker, Truffaut formulated, disseminated, and illustrated the ideals of the New Wave with exceptional energy and distinction. Yet no book in recent years has focused on Truffaut’s value, and his overall contribution to cinema deserves to be redefined not only to reinstate him in his proper place but to let us rethink how cinema developed during his lifetime. In this new Companion, thirty-four original essays by leading film scholars offer new readings of individual films and original perspectives on the filmmaker’s background, influences, and consequence. Hugely influential around the globe, Truffaut is assessed by international contributors who delve into the unique quality of his narratives and establish the depth of his distinctively styled work. An extended interview with French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin tracks Truffaut’s controversial stature within French cinema and vividly identifies how he thinks and works as a director, adding an irreplaceable perspective to this essential volume.

Totally Truffaut

Author : Anne Gillain
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780197536308

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Totally Truffaut by Anne Gillain Pdf

In Totally Truffaut, author Anne Gillain answers two complex riddles: How is experience imprinted into films? What draws audiences to theaters? François Truffaut, like Fellini, Bergman or Scorsese, worked with an autobiographical material and Totally Truffaut follows the coded inscription of major life events in his films from his illegitimate birth to his passionate and doomed relationship with Catherine Deneuve. The book focuses first on the process that embeds experience into fictions, and more specifically into visual forms and patterns. It also tries to define the mode of perception film language triggers in the spectator. When entering a movie theater, we expect perceptual pleasure. Truffaut's creative work is devoted to distilling this drug to audiences, an ambition central to the evolution of his style. These two issues are closely connected and Totally Truffaut follows, film after film, their crisscrossing paths. It also highlights the essential role several great actresses-Jeanne Moreau, Françoise Dorléac, Isabelle Adjani, Jacqueline Bisset, Fanny Ardant or Catherine Deneuve- played in the creation of the films.

François Truffaut and Friends

Author : Robert Stam
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0813537258

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François Truffaut and Friends by Robert Stam Pdf

Drawing on "Jules and Jim" and other films by Francois Truffaut, the author provides an in-depth examination of the multifaceted relationship between Truffaut and Henri-Pierre Roche, the French writer and art collector. The book also moves beyond Truffaut's films to explore the intertwined lives and works of other famous artists and intellectuals.

A Truffaut Notebook

Author : Sam Solecki
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2015-11
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780773597983

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A Truffaut Notebook by Sam Solecki Pdf

François Truffaut (1932-1984) ranks among the greatest film directors and has had a worldwide impact on filmmaking as a screenwriter, producer, film critic, and founding member of the French New Wave. His most celebrated films include The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim, Day for Night, and The Last Metro. A Truffaut Notebook is a lively and eclectic introduction to the life and work of this major cinematic figure. In entries as brief as a page, as well as in full-length essays, it examines topics such as Truffaut's mentors, the autobiographical nature of his films, his place in the film tradition, his film criticism, his reputation, his relationships with other directors, and the formal and thematic coherence of his body of work. Sam Solecki also argues for Truffaut's continuing appeal and relevance by examining his influence on filmmakers like Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, Alexander Payne, Patrice Leconte, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and on writers such as Julian Barnes, Ann Beattie, and Salman Rushdie. Because the book returns regularly to the author's shifting responses to Truffaut's work over the last fifty years, it also offers an autobiographical meditation on his own lifelong fascination with film. Consisting of over eighty short entries and essays, as well as provocative lists, dreams, and quizzes, A Truffaut Notebook is an original and exciting text and a model of passionate engagement with cinema.

Truffaut by Truffaut

Author : François Truffaut
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN : UOM:39015012951334

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Truffaut by Truffaut by François Truffaut Pdf

A collection of autobiographical writings by French filmmaker François Truffaut.

Four by Truffaut

Author : Francois Truffaut
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2014-10-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 1501102524

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Four by Truffaut by Francois Truffaut Pdf

From the film director behind his creation, Four gives readers an exclusive look at the adventures of Antoine Doinel through the screenplays and stills of the four films he appears in. Thought by many to be the fictional alter ego of Francois Truffaut, Antoine Doinel, played in all movies by Jean-Pierre Leaud, was a fictional character created by Truffaut that depicted many of his own memories ranging from childhood through divorce. Four is an enchanting look at the character of Antoine through screenplays and stills from four of Truffaut’s most well-known films: The 400 Blows, Love at Twenty, Stolen Kisses, and Bed and Board.

Truffaut on Cinema

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2017-03-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780253026569

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Truffaut on Cinema by Anonim Pdf

“The writings reveal a Truffaut who was as incisive and direct in assessing his own work as he was in assessing the work of other directors.” —Choice Between 1959 and 1984, French film director François Truffaut was interviewed over three hundred times. Each interview offers critical insight into the genesis of Truffaut’s films as he shares the sources of his inspiration, the choice of his themes, and the development of his screenplays. In addition, Truffaut discusses his relationships with collaborators, actors, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting of each film. These texts, originally assembled by Anne Gillain and published in French in 1988, are presented here in a montage arranged chronologically by film. This compilation includes an impressive array of reflections on cinema as an art form. Truffaut defines the aims and practices of the French New Wave, comparing their efforts to the films made by their predecessors and including comments that encompass the entire history of cinema. Truffaut on Cinema provides commentary on contemporary events, a wealth of biographical information, and Truffaut’s own artistic itinerary.

Child of Paradise

Author : Edward Baron Turk
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 518 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0674114604

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Child of Paradise by Edward Baron Turk Pdf

Traces the career of the influential French director and uses psychoanalytical concepts to analyze his major films

French Film

Author : Susan Hayward,Ginette Vincendeau
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2014-04-23
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781136214868

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French Film by Susan Hayward,Ginette Vincendeau Pdf

The second edition of this innovative textbook brings together leading scholars to provide detailed analyses of twenty-two key films within the canon of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Films discussed include: * masterpieces such as Renoir's La Bete Humaine and Carne's Les Enfants du Paradis * popular classics such as Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Ma Nuit chez Maud * landmarks of the New Wave such as Les 400 Coups and A bout de souffle * important films of the 1990s such as Nikita and La Haine The films are considered in relation to such issues as the history of French cinema, the social and cultural contexts of their production and reception, the relationship with Hollywood cinema, gender politics, authorship and genre. Each article is accompanied with a guide to further reading and a filmography of the director, and the new edition also includes a fully revised introduction and a bibliography on French cinema.