Tag Archives: François Truffaut

Born On This Day – December 18, 1946

“For me, it’s someone – a protagonist – who is no longer in control of his life, who loses control and then has to somehow regain it. That’s good drama.” “I dream for a living.” –Steven Spielberg

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Born On This Day – September 25, 1901

All quotes are taken from Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson, Green Integer, København: 1997   “Build your film on white, on silence and on stillness.” “The CINEMA did not start from zero. Everything to be called into question.” … Continue reading

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LES MISTONS

Les Mistons is a short film that follows five teenage boys as they in turn follow two lovers. The boys are all in love with the girl and try to turn her against the guy. It is often given the … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – February 6, 1932

[From 1966] “I am a French filmmaker who has thirty films to shoot in the years to come: some will succeed, others not, and it’s just about all the same to me, as long as I can make them.” “I … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, August 9, 2013

“Actually making films has taught us a lot: It is as much trouble to make a bad films as a good one. Our most sincere film can seem phony. The films we do with our left hands may become worldwide … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Sunday, August 4, 2013

“When I was a critic, I thought that a successful film had simultaneously to express an idea of the world and an idea of cinema; La Regle du Jeu and Citizen Kane corresponded to this definition perfectly. Today, I demand … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Friday, July 12, 2013

“Some films that we admire discourage us, how can we do any better? But they’re not the best ones, the best ones open doors. Cinema seems to start and restart with them.” –François Truffaut

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