“I make ordinary films for ordinary people.”
A rebel against traditional cinema, Francois Truffaut (1932-1984) is honored as one of the founders of the New Wave. From pieces like The 400 Blows to Jules and Jim to The Last Metro, Truffaut defined French cinema in the late 1950s through films created for ordinary people. His endless romanticism–combined with a hint of melancholy–gave his work a unique and empathetic feel. This book chronicles Truffaut's career and includes rare images from his archives. Written by Robert Ingram and edited by Paul Duncan.