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March 28, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Francois Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451. 1966. Great Britain. Directed by Francois Truffaut

Julie Christie in Fahrenheit 451. 1966. Great Britain. Directed by Francois Truffaut

These notes accompany screenings of Francois Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 on April 2, 3, and 4 in Theater 3.

By the mid-1960s, I had already made up my mind that Francois Truffaut (1932–1984) was my favorite of the French New Wave directors, who had transcended their roots as film critics. Read more

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July 23, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Francois Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player
Shoot the Piano Player. 1960. France. Directed by Francois Truffaut

Shoot the Piano Player. 1960. France. Directed by Francois Truffaut

These notes accompany screenings of Pierre Etaix’s Happy Anniversary and Francois Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player on July 24, 25, and 26 in Theater 3.

Pierre Etaix, now 84, has almost single-handedly kept the concept of physical comedy alive in France (the legacy of Max Linder and Rene Clair) Read more

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June 4, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows
The 400 Blows. Directed by Francois Truffaut

The 400 Blows. 1959. France. Directed by Francois Truffaut

These notes accompany screenings of Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows on June 5, 6, and 7 in Theater 3.

In the interest of full disclosure, let me make it clear at the outset that of all the directors who came along Read more