Top 15 films by François Truffaut; Professional Critic and Revolutionary Filmmaker (Filmmaker Under the Magnifying Glass)
Truffaut was a fugitive and delinquent student before the age of 27. But his addition to the Caye du Cinema team and following in the footsteps of Andre Bazin made him a Professional Critic and later a Revolutionary filmmaker, who soon led the invention and advancement of a new wave of French cinema alongside his other friends. He entered the world of cinema very late and soon closed his filmmaking case when he was only 52 years old with his untimely death. But at the same time, he tried many approaches, from mere experimental films to genre films, and left many of his films. In the list below, we start from the beginning of his filmmaking period, move on, and select and introduce 15 of his most important works until the last film he made.
1) 400 blows (400 blows)
- Product: 1959
- Cast: Jean-Pierre Le Albert Remy, Claire Moreau and
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 98 out of 100
- User Score </<strong> IMDb to the movie: 8.1 out of 10
Truffaut's great friend, comrade and colleague Jean-Luc Godard : The only way to critique one film is to make another. And to be fair, Godard and Truffaut and the other members of their gang did the same thing. After undermining the structure and standards of criticism in Kaye Do Cinema magazine, Truffaut entered the world of filmmaking with the short film "A Visit". After a brief stint with Orson Welles' "Touching the Devil," he produced the autobiographical film "400 Beats." The screening of "400 Beats" in Cannes surprised the audience and became the key point in changing Truffaut from a fiery Critic to one of cinema hopes. Based on Truffaut's own youthful evils, it is the first of five to tell the life of Antoine Duinel (the fictional character played by Jean-Pierre Leo). Jean-Pierre Leo was only 14 years old at the time of the film's production, and the director found him through an ad in the newspaper. In this film, Antoine has a lot of problems with his family and school, and this is why he tries to steal a typewriter from his stepfather. But he fails and is arrested and handed over to the penitentiary. It was a kind of response to the films "Look Back with Anger" and "Reasonless Rebellion", which were being screened and admired on the other side of the globe almost at the same time. The film creates a profound and shocking picture of human life. Truffaut's view of a vicious 14-year-old who hates school, family, and almost all phenomena Under the influence of social status and hormonal changes during adolescence. Because this is his teenager. "400 Beats" is basically a kind of first-person cinema in which the Filmmaker portrays his life and shows the audience who he was. It is enough to start the film to forget very soon that this technical genius was made with very little cost. The cinematography is impressive and provides us with a pristine black and white experience. He is in complete control of where he takes his camera and where he cuts it. The film, which won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival (the festival from which Truffaut was ousted as a Critic last year), was presented to Andre Bazin, the great Critic who died while making the film; Andre Bazni, who was a teacher, guide and savior for Truffaut. We all have to thank Bazin in some way.
2) Shoot the Piano Player
- Product: 1960
- Cast: Charles Aznavour, Michel Mercier, Marie Dubois and
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 90 out of 100
- User Rating IMDb to Movie : 7.5 out of 10
Godard followed in his friend's footsteps, writing and directing a breathtaking screenplay with Truffaut. Truffaut continued his career in the same year with "Shoot the Pianist." The noir film, which is an adaptation of David Goodis' novel "Down There," is essentially a response to the filmmaker's previous film. In the previous film, "400 Beats", Truffaut managed to create a pure French atmosphere. But here he tries to pursue his interest in American film culture in order to live up to his own expectations. "I wanted to satisfy true film lovers, even at the cost of confusing those who liked '400 Beats,'" he said. With that said, we might consider this the director's most experimental film. Experimental, though, may be the wrong word for it. But in any case, it is a playful, mischievous, restless and comic book film than we expect. The story focuses on singer-songwriter Charles Anzavor, who is involved in a criminal affair. This work is, in some ways, Truffaut's greatest experience. Godard seems to have grown up more with the brothers Marx and Ernest Lubich, while Truffaut has traditions from Orson Welles.
3) Jules and Jim
- Product: 1962
- Cast: Jam Moro, Henry Sir, Oscar Werner and
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 93 out of 100
- User Score IMDb to the movie: 7.8 out of 10
"Jules and Jim" is the movie that made thousands of other romantic comedies with him . The film tells the lyrical story of a love triangle between two friends (Henry Sir and Oscar Werner) and a bohemian girl (Jean Moreau). "Joule and Jim" is probably the most accessible trophy movie. Some scenes, such as a race over a bridge or jumping into a river and the musical parts of a movie, have now become sources for making romantic montage clips. Bold and sophisticated, they embark on exciting adventures. As far as it can be argued, Truffaut may never have mastered the technical and narrative aspects of the film as well. The film's cinematography was directed by Raul Kotar, the same cinematographer and longtime collaborator of Jean-Luc Godard. It was Kotar who also transformed the camera as an independent author, transforming the spirit of the cinema of the 60's in his own way. Kotar filmed parts of "Jules and Jim" on a moving bicycle. While the filmmaking style of this modern film is ultra-modern and retains the tumultuous atmosphere of the 1960s, it has a neglected depth. The depth of this film is ironically historical and classic. Katherine's affair is one of the foundations of Jim and Joule's friendship. And Jim is Austrian and Jules is French, and the story of the film historically covers before, during and after World War II. Although there is only a few moments of the film about the war, "Jules and Jim" is one of the great anti-war films; A film on Renoir's "Great Illusion" and "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" by Powell and Presberger, inspired by Jules and Jim. These films are all statements about the futility of the European war. This is how this film, with its old themes, hardly sits next to the rest of the new wave of violent and fantasy films and becomes equal to them. But this is a cross-cutting difficulty. The further we go in history, the historical, tragic and romantic backgrounds of the work help to keep the film as a popular and attractive film even now and after very technical innovations in cinema.
4) Skin Latif (The Soft Skin)
- Product: 1964
- Actors: Franois Dorleac, Franois Truffaut, Nellie Benedetti and/
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 89 out of 100
- IMDb User rating for movie: 7.5 out of 10
"Soft Skin" is another good movie for Exposure and re-evaluation. The film received mixed reviews from critics at the time of its release. Comments were divided. Some people liked the movie and some people hated the movie. The fact that the director of this film (Truffaut) had created three of the most important films in the history of cinema in his previous three experiments, namely "400 Beats", "Jules and Jim" and "Shoot the Pianist", did not help either. Unlike Jules's special brilliance and empiricism, this one has a more classic feel effect. At times it gets boring. But it has an interesting effect because of the interesting perspective it has on the characters and their creations. The film follows the story of Pierre (Jean Desai), a middle-aged married man who enters into a relationship with a flight attendant, Nicole (played by Franois Dorlock). Truffaut seems to be in complete control and somehow impregnates the sad parts with the tension of an exciting film. Pierre and Nicole reunite in Paris, and if we imagine the drama as a mysterious murder, the crucial scene of the murder is undoubtedly their trip to Reims, with dark consequences, grief and humiliation. .
5) The Bride Wore Black
- Product: 1968
- Actors: Jean Moreau, Michel Boke, Charles Donne and
- Score Raton Tomitoz: 82 out of 100
- User rating IMDb to movie: 7.3 out of 10
Like the Mississippi Mermaid, made a year after The Black Bride, it is based on a crime novel. The author of this novel is Cornell Woolrich. "The Bride in Black" is considered to be one of Truffaut's most popular works. A revenge-themed crime story that many see as the inspiration for Tarantino's "Kill Kiel." However, Tarantino himself has denied the allegations, saying he had never seen "The Bride in Black" before making his film. The film undoubtedly tries to step into the world of genre filmmaking. But because Truffaut takes this step, the result is something strange and unfaithful to the genre. Although this weird thing we brew has not necessarily worked, it is thought-provoking and impressive. The film begins with a sad, black-eyed widow trying to kill herself. The role of this widow is played by Jean Moroi, who is now working with Truffaut again after a few years of producing "Jules and Jim". The character's suicide attempt fails and his mother dissuades him. Instead, she decides to use her grief against the five men who killed her husband on their wedding day. Everything could have gone very stereotypically and as expected, but Truffaut also raises a moral issue; The five men did not intentionally kill Mr. Julie. They were walking around with a loaded rifle from which a bullet was accidentally fired at Mr. Julie. The same story transcends Monroe's actions beyond ordinary revenge, and makes scenes such as the murder of a Lonsdale family man who is left living Under the stairs very terrifying and disturbing. There is also a subtle metaphor in the film. Each of the men with whom the main character is involved represents a form of repression by which men can humiliate or harass women. Although Truffaut has always been influenced by Hitchcock, and in "Soft Skin" he has made particular efforts to do so, here, in "The Bride in Black," Hitchcock is most influenced by his myth. But Truffaut, at the height of his influence, still differs from Hitchcock. For example, he refuses to make specific Hitchcock suspensions. "The Bride in Black" was Truffaut's first color film, and he had trouble with his old cameraman Raul Kotar over it. The French critics were not very happy with the work, and the same events convinced Truffaut to some extent that his film was, at best, an unsuccessful attempt. We can also conclude that "The Bride in Black" is somewhat more discarded and negligible than the rest of Truffaut's works, but with all these details we can still find features beyond a typical revenge film.
6) Stolen Kisses
- Cast: Jean-Pierre Lou, Claude Jade, Dolphin Sirig and
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 96 of 100
- User rating IMDb per movie: 7.6 out of 10
7) The Wild Child
- Product: 1970
- Cast: Jean-Pierre Cargoul, Franois Truffaut, Eva Truffaut and/
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 100 out of 100
- IMDb User rating for the movie: 7.5 out of 10
Truffaut after exploring the world of genre cinema And the production of films such as The Black-clad Bride, The Mississippi Mermaid, and the science fiction film Fahrenheit 451, rediscovered the themes of childhood. He re-emerged the idea he had put into the content of his work in "400 Strokes" and this time created "Wild Child". The truth is that the idea of an aggressive child or an uncontrollable child was interesting to Truffaut at the time. After reading an article in Le Monde magazine, Truffaut recounted the story of Victor Aviron (played by Jean-Pierre Carroll). Victor is a boy who at the beginning of the nineteenth century lived his life without any human connection. The result of this idea was quite significant and important. The film is very eloquent and completely different from Truffaut's previous works. In this film, Truffaut distances himself from many new wave techniques and moves towards producing a kind of documentary. This film can be considered more similar to Bresson's works than Godard. The film takes a clear and precise position, examining themes that leave no room for critics who did not take Truffaut seriously as a thoughtful filmmaker; The film highlights the importance of education while at the same time questioning the costs of education. This film, like other directorial films, has its own warmth and humor. Truffaut also experiences acting in a pivotal role for the first time in the film. He plays Dr. Itard (the man in charge of the boy). In the end, this movie is very important and lovable in many ways and because of the differences it has with the usual trophy.
8) Bed & Board
- Product: 1970
- Cast: Jean Pierre Lou, Claude Jade, Hiroku Matsumoto and
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 75 out of 100
- User Score IMDb to the film: 7.5 out of 10
"Marriage Center" is the fourth film in a five-part series that chronicles the life of Antoine Duinel starring Jean-Pierre Loup Takes. This film is a sequel to "Sneaky Kisses" and has the same humor and pleasant humor. The story of this film goes on while O'Neill is married to Christine (Claude Jade), whom he had proposed to in an unusual way in the previous film. They both look happy and happy. Christine teaches violin and Antoine is busy with the silly job of painting flowers. Until a series of events ensued. Christine becomes pregnant. Antoine finds a new job and falls in love with a Japanese woman. Christine realizes the existence of this relationship and the film goes on with these events. The apartment block in which Antoine and Christine live is reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Rear Window." The moment the neighbors are silent and shocked when they see the evil man, they are directly reminded of the images of "Ninutcheka", a film by Lubich. But much of the film's unbridled optimism stems from Duinel's own appeal. He is sometimes so weird and childish that even when he is brutally betraying his beloved wife, we can not hate him. Devinel is the same in all films after "400 Beats". He can always be as selfish, petrified, and self-centered as he was when he was a teenager, but all these evils are accompanied by a kind of childish smoothness and stupidity.
9) Two English Girls and Two English Girls h2>
- Product: 1971
- Cast: Franois Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Lou, Stacy Tandatter and/
- Raton Tomitoz Score: 88 out of 100
- IMDb User rating for movie: 7.3 out of 10
Considering "Jules and Jim" One of his greatest achievements was that Truffaut could not be blamed for returning to the original author of the film, Henry Pierre Roche (who was known to have started writing at the age of 74). Truffaut returned to Roche's works and chose his second famous novel for adaptation. But it is very interesting that although this story, like "Jules and Jim" revolves around a love triangle, and although this story also enters the unique frame of Truffaut with its repetitive signatures, but it is clearly different from it. . ( ) . . . . . . .
10) (Day for Night)
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12) (Small Change)
- :90 100
- IMDb :7.7 10
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13) (The Green Room)
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14) (The Woman Next door)
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15) (Confidentially Yours)
- : 1983
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- IMDb : 7.2 10
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