Monthly Archives: November 2010

Movie Review: 127 Hours

Danny Boyle has always been an indie favourite, consistently producing excellent films in many different genres. However, his films never enjoyed the box-office reach they deserved. That is, until his 2008 surprise blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire broke all expectations. It was … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut: Conclusions

The final film in the Doinel series, Love on the Run, is Truffaut’s look back at the series and his own life using the classic sitcom convention of a clip-show. The film features original material, however, it often cuts back … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut: Bed and Board

Throughout Francois Truffaut’s Doinel series, his alter-ego Antoine Doinel has searched and longed for one thing: love. Bed and Board, Truffaut’s fourth film about Doinel, begins with our hero and his wife happily married, living a stable life in an … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut: Stolen Kisses

During an interview on the French television show, Cineastes de Notre Temps, Truffaut discussed his need to have at least three reasons to make a film. In contrast, with Stolen Kisses, the third Doinel film, he had only one reason … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut: Antoine and Colette

After completing Shoot the Piano Player and the cinematic masterwork Jules et Jim, Truffaut returned his alter-ego to the screen in the movie Antoine and Colette. This short film was made for a international collection of shorts about first love–a … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut: The 400 Blows

When it premiered at the 1959 Cannes International Film Festival, Truffaut’s The 400 Blows signalled several cinematic firsts: first film by then critic Francois Truffaut, first film to star Jean-Pierre Leaud, and arguably the most important, the first film in … Continue reading

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A Week of Truffaut

In the 50’s and 60’s controversial French New Wave filmmaker Francois Truffaut challenged both filmmaking and politics in France, eventually changing filmmaking across the world. The year before his first feature film The 400 Blows was critically acclaimed at the … Continue reading

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