The Films In My Life

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Da Capo Press, Jul 21, 2009 - Performing Arts
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François Truffaut(1932-1984), perhaps the most respected member of the New Wave group of French moviemakers, left a legacy of beloved and influential films that includeThe 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Stolen Kisses, Day for Night,andThe Story of Adele H.Equally fascinating is the very large body of film criticism Truffaut wrote over many years forCahiers du Cinemaand other leading film journals. Wonderfully varied, personal, and informal, these reviews all communicate unabashed love for and an enormous excitement about the movies.The Films in My Lifeis Truffaut’s own selection of more than one hundred essays that range widely over the history of film and pay tribute to Truffaut’s particular heroes, among them Hitchcock, Welles, Chaplin, Renoir, Cocteau, Bergman, and Buñuel.
 

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Contents

Jean Vigo Is Dead at Twentynine
24
La Tour de Nesle
34
A Jean Renoir Festival
37
The Whiteness of Carl Dreyer
49
Lubitsh Was a Prince
51
A King in New York
58
Who Is Charlie Chaplin?
61
God Bless John Ford
64
Robert Bresson
189
Un Condamné à Mort SEst Échappé
191
Monsieur Ripois
198
Le Mystère Picasso
202
Le Testament dOrphée
205
Jules Dassin
210
Celui Qui Doit Mourir
211
Sacha Guitry
215

Fritz Lang in America
65
Frank Capra the Healter
70
Howard Hawks
71
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
72
Land of the Pharaohs
73
Jet Pilot
75
To Catch a Thief
81
The Wrong Man
84
The Birds
87
Frenzy
89
Robert Aldrich
94
Vera Cruz
96
The Big Knife
99
William Beaudine
102
Budd Boetticher
103
George Cukor
105
Samuel Fuller
108
Elia Kazan
111
A Face in the Crowd
114
Stanley Kubrick
117
Charles Laughton
120
Mervyn LeRoy
122
Anatole Litvak
124
Joshua Logan
126
Sidney Lumet
128
Joseph Mankiewicz
130
Robert Mulligan
136
Otto Preminger
138
Nicholas Ray
142
Bigger Than Life
144
Douglas Sirk
149
Frank Tashlin
152
Hollywood or Bust
153
Edgar Ulmer
156
Charles Vidor
158
Billy Wilder
160
Stalag 17
162
Robert Wise
166
Claude AutantLara
172
En Gas de Malheur
174
Jacques Becker
178
Touchez Pas au Grisbi
179
Arsène Lupin
181
Le Trou
184
Jacques Becker a Year After His Death
187
Sacha Guitry the Villain
217
Le Ballon Rouge
221
Les Enfants Terribles
224
Max Ophuls
226
Max Ophuls Is Dead
230
Mon Oncle
236
The Street of Shame
242
The Burmese Harp
243
Juvenile Passion
245
The Legend of Nayarama
249
Ingmar Bergman
254
Cries and Whispers
258
Buñuel the Builder
262
Blinkety Blank
270
Federico Fellini
271
8 ½
272
Roberto Rossellini Prefers Real Life
274
Orson Welles
279
Confidential Report
286
Touch of Evil
289
A Portrait of Humphrey Bogart
293
James Dead Is Dead
297
Nuit et Brouillard
304
Les Mauvaises Rencontres
306
La Pointe Courte
309
Et Dieu Créa la Femme
312
Le Beau Serge
314
Louis Malle
315
Le Feu Follet
316
JeanLuc Godard
318
Vivre Sa Vie
319
Paris Nous Appartient
321
Adieu Philippine
325
Vacances Portugaises
327
Muriel
328
Les Vierges
330
Claude Berri
332
Le Cinema de Papa
335
Les Amis
337
Les Gants Blancs du Diable
339
Vincent François Paul et les Autres
341
Les Doigts dans la Tête
344
Films by François Truffaut
347
Index
348
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François Truffaut (1932-1984),left a legacy of beloved and influential films that includeThe 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, Stolen Kisses, Day for Night,andThe Story of Adele H.

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