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François Truffaut et Jean-François Stevenin lors du tournage de La Nuit américaine

François Truffaut et Jean-François Stevenin lors du tournage de La Nuit américaine

Francois Truffaut, Madeleine, Eva et Laura à Saint Paul de Vence en 1962

Francois Truffaut, Madeleine, Eva et Laura à Saint Paul de Vence en 1962

FrançoisRolandTruffaut(1932-1984) Screenwriter,Actor,Producer,Critic, Film Maker

Sunday of October 1984 Film director François Roland Truffaut dies of a brain tumour at the age of 52 in American Hospital, 63 Blvd Victor Hugo, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

Hitchcock Truffaut

François Truffaut interviewing Alfred Hitchcock, 1962 Click through for audio.

Ultimately one makes the films one can love as a viewer…[A]s a filmmaker I make the films I saw when I was thirteen, fourteen years old, that’s to say, with people in the wrong, weak, all fouled up, hiding out, always keeping aloof from groups, films with which it is easy to identify and which drag you into a kind of escapism that is nonetheless quite close to real life. - François Truffaut

Ultimately one makes the films one can love as a viewer. The cinema helped me endure life when I was an adolescent, it pleased me as an escape. That escape could only work through identification.

Aznavour et Dubois

Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois in "Shoot The Piano Player" (original French title: "Tirez Sur Le Pianiste"). Directed by Francois Truffaut,

"Baisé volé" ("Stolen Kisses") directed by François Truffaut. Believe that is Truffaut looking through the camera's viewfinder at the set-up.

Claude Jade, Jean-Pierre Léaud on the set of Baisers volés (Stolen kisses)…

François Truffaut et Jean-Louis Trintignant plaisantent le 8 août 1983 à la Cinémathèque française à Paris. Crédits photo : AFP

François Truffaut, l'homme qui aimait les films

François Truffaut et Jean-Louis Trintignant plaisantent le 8 août 1983 à la Cinémathèque française à Paris. Crédits photo : AFP

“The idea isn’t to create some new and different cinema, but to make the existing one more true. That’s what I had in mind when I began making films.” Francois Truffaut

“The idea isn’t to create some new and different cinema, but to make the existing one more true. That’s what I had in mind when I began making films.

Fanny Ardant

Fanny Ardant et François Roland Truffaut

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