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PostSubject: The Truffaut Thread   Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:52 am

Yesterday marked Francois Truffaut's 80th birthday, had he lived past 1984. I figured it'd be appropriate to have a thread dedicated to his work.

There are a few Truffaut films that I haven't taken a look at yet--one being A GORGEOUS BIRD LIKE ME. I'm hoping it gets a restoration soon and shows up in a theater here in New York, or at least on Criterion DVD.

I'd say some of his best works include STOLEN KISSES, DAY FOR NIGHT, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER, SMALL CHANGE, THE SOFT SKIN, THE 400 BLOWS, and JULES AND JIM.

I also find his films like BED AND BOARD and THE BRIDE WORE BLACK to be extremely fun, although they might not match the quality of his greater works. FAHRENHEIT 451, as dry as it is, had some fine visuals and an outstanding score, too.

Shame that he died so young.

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PostSubject: Re: The Truffaut Thread   Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:13 am

His greatest moment was as Mad Frog Bastard in CE3K.
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PostSubject: Re: The Truffaut Thread   Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:05 am

He was one of many good elements of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS and I wish he had more screentime.

FAHRENHEIT 451 which was ruined by Oskar Werner but I agree about the score.

I've recorded THE 400 BLOWS and JULES ET JIM on my DVR, really looking forward to watching them soon.
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PostSubject: Re: The Truffaut Thread   Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:16 am

I've seen very little Truffaut, but I loved L'ARGENT DE POCHE (also known as POCKET MONEY and SMALL CHANGE). Must watch it again soon.
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