from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Truffaut, François 1932-1984. French New Wave filmmaker whose works include The 400 Blows (1959) and Jules and Jim (1961).

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  • n. French filmmaker (1932-1984)


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  • He reminds me of the scene in Truffaut’s Jules and Jim where an anarchist, painting a slogan on a wall, runs out of paint.

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  • Recalling Truffaut's French New Wave chestnut, we often only remember the unbridled sexuality of Jeanne Moreau as her character ping-pongs between lovers, a siren promising a brief respite from life's responsibilities in, okay, sin.

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  • And the Truffaut is his last substantive interview, conducted a mere four months before his untimely death.

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  • People such as Truffaut were interested in his novels and Jeanne Moreau and Belmondo starred in Nothing in Her Way, the first novel to be filmed.

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  • I should point out that This Is England takes some of its cues from other films about troubled youth such as Truffaut’s classic The 400 Blows and Penelope Spheeris’ Suburbia which also happens to be a better film about the ’80s than anything made by John Hughes, but Meadows’ packs enough punches and truth into his script to make it a truly original film and one of the best of the decade.

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  • Weidenbaum: Totally unrelated question: It is said of the French New Wave of filmmakers, such as Truffaut, Goddard and their contemporaries, that they didn’t understand what they heard in American films because they weren’t fluent in the language.

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  • The bountiful extras include a great booklet, alternate edits, audio commentaries, a trifle of an animated homage by Michel Gondry and especially a TV chat about Vigo between Francois Truffaut and a pompously self-important Eric Rohmer.

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  • How about doing a Hitchcock homage like Truffaut or Chabrol or even Scorsese in Shutter Island instead of an out-and-out "remake"?

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  • Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, both the original and restored versions of the novel, and the 1966 film, directed by Francois Truffaut.

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  • His ideas for Napoleon included David Hemmings (the randy photographer in Antonioni's 1966 hit "Blow-Up"); Jack Nicholson, who would serve him so brilliantly in Stephen King's "The Shining"; and Truffaut's star in "Jules et Jim," Oskar Werner (the only one actually contacted).

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