2012 in Film: #60 – The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cent Coups)

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2012 in Film: #60

The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cent Coups) (1959) | Directed by François Truffaut

Grade: A

Thoughts: Triffaut’s first film is his most personal, and I sound like the back of the Criterion Blu-ray I watched it on. They have a point though. Exploring adolescent angst on the screen is never easy, because it’ll almost always look totally ridiculous and trite on the screen, one notable exception being the films of John Hughes. So, I like to think of this film as the French New Wave John Hughes film. Of course, it’s much better than that. It’s tender, sensitive, and beautifully shot. What I like about Truffaut is that he seems to lack the inherent pretension of his nouvelle vague colleague Godard; Truffaut is just honest and wants to tell a story. One that’ll shatter your heart. (Yes, I cried at the end.)


One thought on “2012 in Film: #60 – The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cent Coups)

    Green Miller said:
    March 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Also consider NOT using contractions in your professional writing. It looks / sounds amateurish. You actually wrote the contraction “it’ll” in what is supposed to be serious writing. That just wont do.

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