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The outlines, treatments, screenplays and notes that served as the dramatic wireframe of Francois Truffaut's first 4 Antoine Doinel films (the last, Love on the Run, came after publication.) Doinel, Truffaut's alter ego, quickly converts from tragic hero to gentle bourgeois comedian, though he remains a lost soul, victim of a thwarted romantic instinct instilled by his attractive, self-obssessed mother. Remarkably, though we are given the films but as blueprints, our sympathy and amusement is re ...more
François Roland Truffaut was an award-winning and influential filmmaker, critically acclaimed worldwide. He was also a talented and sought-after film critic in France (most notably, his work for Cahiers du Cinema), and one of the founders of the French New Wave and the auteur theory; he remains an icon of the French film industry. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he was also a ...moreMore about François Truffaut...