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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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August 6, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog and Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Eiji Okada and Emmanuelle Riva in Heroshima, mon amour. 1959. France. Directed by Alain Resnais

Eiji Okada and Emmanuelle Riva in Heroshima, mon amour. 1959. France. Directed by Alain Resnais

These notes accompany screenings of Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog and Heroshima, mon amour on August 7, 8, and 9 in Theater 3.

If one includes the 8mm films that Alain Resnais, now 91 years old, made as an adolescent, he has one of the longest careers of any director in film history. Read more

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July 30, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is a Woman
Publicity still for A Woman Is a Woman. 1961. France. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, and Jean-Claude Brialy in a publicity still for A Woman Is a Woman. 1961. France. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

These notes accompany screenings of Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is a Woman on July 31 and August 1 in Theater 2.

As Breathless deconstructs the Hollywood gangster film 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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July 2, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Breathless. 1960. France. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Breathless. 1960. France. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

These notes accompany screenings of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless on July 3 and 4 in Theater 2.

To give Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de soufflé (Breathless) its proper place in film history would require a great deal more space than is available here Read more

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June 11, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Jacques Rivette’s Paris Belongs to Us
Paris Belongs to Us. 1961. France. Directed by Jacques Rivette

Paris Belongs to Us. 1961. France. Directed by Jacques Rivette

These notes accompany screenings of Jacques Rivette’s Paris Belongs to Us on June 12, 13, and 14 in Theater 3.

Jacques Rivette, who recently celebrated his 85th birthday—and is still active—seems to me to be one of the most uneven, and certainly less prolific, of the major figures to come out of the French New Wave. 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

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May 14, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Claude Chabrol’s The Cousins
The Cousins. 1959. France. Directed by Claude Chabrol

The Cousins. 1959. France. Directed by Claude Chabrol

These notes accompany screenings of Claude Chabrol’s The Cousins on May 15, 16, and 17 in Theater 3.

When Andrew Sarris published Interviews with Film Directors in 1967, he could already write that Claude Chabrol (1930–2010) had “quickly become one of the forgotten figures of the nouvelle vague.” Read more