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François Truffaut (1932–1984)

Autor(a) de Hitchcock/Truffaut

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Francois Truffaut was one of the principal figures in the French New Wave movement of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a young critic for the avant-garde film magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema, he formulated the politique des auteurs---the idea that directors with a personal vision are the true authors mostrar mais of films, rather than conventional screenwriters or script-bound directors. An admirer of American films, Truffaut was much influenced by Alfred Hitchcock (see Vol. 1). In several of his own films, Truffaut, who had an unhappy childhood and youth, portrayed a fictionalized version of himself, a character called Antoine Doinel, to create personal cinema. The first of these films, which was also his first feature film, was The Four Hundred Blows (1959). It is still one of the most popular of his works. Other notable Truffaut films are Shoot the Piano Player (1960), the lyrical menage a trois Jules and Jim (1961), the Academy Award-winning Day for Night (1973), The Last Metro (1980), and The Woman Next Door (1981). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de François Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut (1985) 1,546 cópias
The Films in My Life (1978) 275 cópias
Fahrenheit 451 [1966 film] (1966) — Director; Screenwriter — 185 cópias
Breathless [1960 film] (1960) — Screenwriter — 177 cópias
The 400 Blows [1959 film] (1959) — Director — 160 cópias
Jules and Jim [1962 film] (1962) — Director; Screenwriter; Producer — 139 cópias
Correspondence, 1945-1984 (1988) 88 cópias
Shoot the Piano Player [1960 film] (1960) — Diretor; Director — 72 cópias
Jules and Jim [screenplay] (1968) 61 cópias
The Last Metro [1980 film] (1985) — Director/Screenwriter — 60 cópias
Le plaisir des yeux (1987) 57 cópias
Day for Night [1973 film] (1973) 52 cópias
Truffaut by Truffaut (1985) 46 cópias
Love on the Run [1979 film] (1979) — Director/Screenwriter — 40 cópias
The Wild Child [1970 film] (1970) 38 cópias
The Bride Wore Black [1968 film] (1968) — Director — 35 cópias
The Soft Skin [1964 film] (1979) 34 cópias
Stolen Kisses [1968 film] (1968) 34 cópias
Small Change: A Film Novel (1976) 32 cópias
Letters (1989) 32 cópias
The Story of Adele H [1975 film] (1975) — Director/Screenwriter — 32 cópias
The Man Who Loved Women [1977 film] (1977) — Diretor — 30 cópias
Mississippi Mermaid [1969 film] (2001) — Diretor — 27 cópias
Two English Girls [1971 film] (1999) — Diretor — 27 cópias
Bed & Board [1970 film] (1999) — Director/Screenwriter — 25 cópias
Confidentially Yours [1983 film] (1999) — Diretor — 25 cópias
Small Change [1976 film] (1976) 21 cópias
The 400 Blows [screenplay] (1969) 19 cópias
Day for Night [script] (1975) 19 cópias
Antoine and Colette [1962 film] (1962) — Diretor — 15 cópias
The Green Room (1978) 13 cópias
Criterion 101 — Diretor — 9 cópias
A Gorgeous Girl Like Me [1972 film] (1972) — Diretor — 8 cópias
The Wild Child [script] (1973) 4 cópias
The Last Metro [script] (2001) 3 cópias
The Bride Wore Black [1968 film] (1968) — Diretor — 2 cópias
La mujer de al lado 1 exemplar(es)
Les salades de l'amour 1 exemplar(es)
LECONS DE CINEMA (TP) (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Posfácio, algumas edições54,373 cópias
Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977 film] (1977) — Actor — 556 cópias
Jules and Jim (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições486 cópias
Film: A Montage of Theories (1966) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Little Thief [1988 film] (1988) — Story — 13 cópias
Two in the Wave [2010 film] (2010) 5 cópias
Paras elokuvakirja (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
La Nouvelle Vague [book] (2004) 2 cópias
Mata Hari, agent H21 [1964 film] — Screenplay — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Truffaut, François
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France
Local de nascimento
Paris, France
Local de falecimento
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
film critic
film director
film producer
Bazin, Andre (mentor)
Moreau, Jeanne (actress)
Cahiers du cinema
Pequena biografia
François Truffaut was one of the most influential figures in film history. He was largely self-taught, but became one of France's leading film critics during the 1950s. His promotion of the "auteur theory" (politique des auteurs) eventually revolutionized film criticism and led to a re-evaluation of the work of Abel Gance, Max Ophuls, Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Nicholas Ray, and others. He and his colleagues at the pioneering French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma developed a more personal, freewheeling vision of filmmaking that achieved world fame as the French New Wave (Nouvelle vague). Truffaut was born on to an unmarried mother, a circumstance that would shape much of his life and work. He was taken in by his maternal grandparents. In 1933, his mother married Roland Truffaut, an architectural draftsman, who adopted young François, but he didn't live with them until 1939. Many details from his childhood, freely reworked, can be found in Truffaut's semi-autobiographical debut film, Les 400 Coups (The 400 Blows, 1960). As a teenager, he joined various film clubs and societies, where he earned a reputation for his outspoken opinions on films and directors. He was befriended by older intellectuals and cultural figures such as André Bazin, Louise de Vilmorin, and Jean Cocteau. In 1950, Truffaut got a job as a society reporter for Elle magazine and quickly established a reputation as a film critic. Through his work at Cahiers du cinéma and his frequent attendance of screenings at the Cinématheque Française headed by Henri Langlois, Truffaut became friends with other young critics who eventually became leading filmmakers of the French New Wave. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the peak of the New Wave, Truffaut created and directed a brilliant series of films. In the 1970s, he made other notable films, especially his homage to moviemaking Day for Night (1973), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The Last Metro (1980), a portrayal of complicated moral choices during the Occupation, received 10 Césars, including Best Picture. In 1981, he published the book Les Films de ma vie (Films in my life); his correspondance was translated and published posthumously in 1988. In 1983, Truffaut was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died at age 52.



The cord between Godard and Truffaut was decisively severed after the release of Truffaut's immensely popular Day for Night. Godard found the film to be dishonest, and told Truffaut as much in the first of a series of angry letters between the two men. Truly, by 1973, (shall we let bygones be bygones?) Godard had already made his works meaningless He'd turned them into a sham, by rendering them hollow, worthless, not worthy of the quality of his previous productions (Vivre sa vie, Le Mépris etc)… (mais)
jgcorrea | 1 outra resenha | Apr 28, 2024 |



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