A Truffaut Notebook (McGill-Queen's Studies in Urban by Sam Solecki

By Sam Solecki

François Truffaut (1932-1984) ranks one of the maximum movie administrators and has had a world impression on filmmaking as a screenwriter, manufacturer, movie critic, and founding member of the French New Wave. His such a lot celebrated movies comprise The four hundred Blows, Shoot the Piano participant, Jules and Jim, Day for evening, and The final Metro.

A Truffaut computer is a full of life and eclectic creation to the lifestyles and paintings of this significant cinematic determine. In entries as short as a web page, in addition to in full-length essays, it examines issues reminiscent of Truffaut's mentors, the autobiographical nature of his movies, his position within the movie culture, his movie feedback, his popularity, his relationships with different administrators, and the formal and thematic coherence of his physique of labor. Sam Solecki additionally argues for Truffaut's carrying on with attraction and relevance through studying his effect on filmmakers like Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, Alexander Payne, Patrice Leconte, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and on writers corresponding to Julian Barnes, Ann Beattie, and Salman Rushdie. as the ebook returns on a regular basis to the author's transferring responses to Truffaut's paintings during the last fifty years, it additionally bargains an autobiographical meditation on his personal lifelong fascination with movie.

Consisting of over 80 brief entries and essays, in addition to provocative lists, goals, and quizzes, A Truffaut workstation is an unique and intriguing textual content and a version of passionate engagement with cinema.

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