Francois Truffaut: Correspondence, 1945-1984

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9780815410249: Francois Truffaut: Correspondence, 1945-1984

Francois Truffaut was the foremost director of French New Wave cinema, and this voluminous, well-annotated book offers a lifelong record of his correspondence. It provides a self-portrait in words of Truffaut 's generous, lively personality as well as his valued opinions on film theory and criticism. Within this collection are letters to Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard, and many up-and-coming screen-writers Truffaut was eager to nurture. What emerges is an insightful account of both the film industry and one of its most influential, articulate directors.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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[Filled with] many delights... Indispensible for the cinema fanatic. (Newsday)

These 500 pieces of correspondence...serve to illuminate a remarkable individual. Truffaut's writing is part of his legacy to the cinema....The lettters are chock with vehement opinion and insult,...humor and feeling —and self-revelation. (The Boston Sunday Globe)

Even the most casual reader of this book, dipping here and there into the inky depths of almost 40 years of compulsive correspondence, cannot fail to trawl up the true nature of Truffaut's ruling passion. (The New York Times Book Review)

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