Wanders: Paris & Cinema

I had, for some time, been wanting to dive into the city of Paris but had, for unconscious reasons, always put it off.  I could never figure out truly why the thought of this city had both a powerful draw and a hand pushing on my chest to keep my distance but, after finally visiting this summer, I knew the reason why.  It was because … Continue reading Wanders: Paris & Cinema

Musical Emphasis on Visual Words (François Truffaut and Pier Paolo Pasolini)

The relationship between sound and vision in film is one that is complex and almost indefinable in a broad sense due to each director and composer treating such relationship in different ways.  The two examples about to be discussed are almost reverse images of each other’s effects; the same method has been applied but for different reasons and different results.  Much examination has taken place … Continue reading Musical Emphasis on Visual Words (François Truffaut and Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Shoot the Pianist – Francois Truffaut (1960)

At the heart of many films by François Truffaut, there is a flawed but humble and tragic male figure that often gets into trouble or worse, has his heart broken.  There’s no doubt that Truffaut, himself a gentle and misunderstood director, projects himself into his many flawed men of his films, whether it’s troubled youth Antoine Doinel from The 400 Blows or women addicted Bertrand Morane from The … Continue reading Shoot the Pianist – Francois Truffaut (1960)

Jules Et Jim At 50 – François Truffaut

This year sees the 50th anniversary of one of France’s best loved and most influential films; Jules et Jim.  François Truffaut is the ultimate poster boy of the French New Wave movement that climaxed at the end of the fifties and it is in these early films of his such asJules et Jim where genius is ever present for all to see.  Based on a book by Henri-Pierre … Continue reading Jules Et Jim At 50 – François Truffaut