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François Truffaut
BirthplaceParis, France
Actor, film critic, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter

Truffaut, François


Born Feb. 6, 1932, in Paris. French film director.

Truffaut began his cinematic career as a critic; he became a director in 1958 as part of the New Wave. His best films have been The 400 Blows (1959), Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules and Jim (1961), and Soft Skin (1964). Truffaut has also directed Fahrenheit 451 (1966; based on the novel by R. Bradbury), The Mississippi Mermaid (1969), The Wild Child (1970), and Day for Night (1973).


Petrie, G. The Cinema of François Truffaut. New York [1970].
Allen, D. François Truffaut. London [1974].
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In 1954, Laurent and his collaborator Jean Aurel (who was in charge of the cinema page) hired 22-year old Francois Truffaut to write about films for Arts.
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The title of this Francois Truffaut and Ray Bradbury film refers to the temperature at which paper ignites, and in this dystopian tale of a fascist society where no one thinks for themselves, firemen like Guy Montag (Oskar Werner) burn books to protect a TV-watching citizenry from disturbing ideas.
The final frame features the grave of Demme's hero, French movie maker Francois Truffaut.
Other luminaries Jutra either befriended or worked with on his zigzagging path include: Norman McLaren, Francois Truffaut, Jean Rouch, Bernardo Bertoluc ci, and during a teaching stint at UCLA, Jim Morrison.
Francois Truffaut said there's a big difference between actresses who started in films naked, so it's normal to be naked on a set, and the ones who never get naked.
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Moreau, who made her movie debut in 1949, worked with many leading directors, including Francois Truffaut in Jules et Jim and Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight.
Cahiers also provided a space for a number of young critics, most prominently Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, to voice critical concerns which were eventually given a material embodiment in their films.
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We then learn how his own first novel, Metrobate, came to be published by Julliard in 1951, how one of his short stories, "Les Mistons," happened to be made into a movie by Francois Truffaut, how Roland Petit extracted a ballet from another one of his novels (called Rosa for short--it had a lengthy eighteenth-century-style title), and how Jean Lacouture asked him to do a series of interviews with Simone Signoret.
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