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 influence on filmmaking as a screenwriter, manufacturer, movie critic, and founding member of the French New Wave. His such a lot celebrated motion pictures contain The four hundred Blows, Shoot the Piano participant, Jules and Jim, Day for evening, and The final Metro.

A Truffaut workstation is a full of life and eclectic advent 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 themes akin to Truffaut's mentors, the autobiographical nature of his movies, his position within the movie culture, his movie feedback, his attractiveness, 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 by way of analyzing his impact on filmmakers like Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, Alexander Payne, Patrice Leconte, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and on writers equivalent to Julian Barnes, Ann Beattie, and Salman Rushdie. as the e-book 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 pc is an unique and fascinating textual content and a version of passionate engagement with cinema.

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