11 search results for Francois Truffaut


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    On 'Rebecca' and 'Foreign Correspondent,' Hitchcock's 1940 double-shot at Oscar glory

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    Hitch probably never came closer to victory than his first time at bat
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    My BluRay Shelf: 'The Last Metro' (Criterion)

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Mar 30, 2009

    Francois Truffaut's last major hit gets the deluxe treatment
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    'Blue is the Warmest Color' takes France's prestigious Louis Delluc Prize

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013

    Abdellatif Kechiche becomes only the fifth director to win the award twice
  • First Films: Forman/Kaufman - Black Peter/Goldstein

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010

    Includes:Goldstein (1964) Black Peter (1964) Goldstein The Hebrew prophet Elijah (played by Lou Gilbert) comes from Lake Michigan--rather than Gilead of Biblical legend--into the city of Chicago in the appearance of an elderly tramp. He proceeds to wander about, coming into contact with various characters and their assorted problems. Among those who meet him are a sculptor, the sculptor's pregnant ex-girlfriend, a violinist/beggar and the like. Even the Chicago author Nelson Algren appears onscreen as himself, pondering the difficult choices an artist must face. After his many adventures throughout the city of Chicago, Elijah vanishes back into the lake. Though interpretations of this work vary, it is most likely a retelling of the Biblical story in modern times. Regardless of symbolism or metaphor, Goldstein successfully captured the attention of critics at the time of its release. This was the first film for screenwriters/directors Benjamin Manaster and Philip Kaufman. Kaufman would go on to direct and/or write such critically acclaimed features such as Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Right Stuff (1983) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). ~ Kristie Hassen, All Movie Guide Black Peter Czech director Milos Forman won first prize at the Locarno film festival for his first feature film, Black Peter. This coming-of-age story about a shy teenager who falls in love, bears the heavy influence of Francois Truffaut, as do most other "new wave" productions of the era. Even at this early stage, however, Forman's film-making prowess enabled him to transcend any and all imitations. In some areas, the film bore the title Peter and Pavla, reflecting the fact that pretty young Pavla Martinkova played the girl. Black Peter was originally released in Czechoslovakia in 1963 under the title Cerny Petr. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    The Long Shot: No country for gold men

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013

    How long can Oscar pretend the foreign-language race is a cinematic Olympics?
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    Review: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is an extraordinary chronicle of a life in progress

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jan 20, 2014

    12 years, one boy, a total one-off
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    Pioneering film critic Judith Crist dies

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012

    New York Herald-Tribune reviewer became notorious for her blunt criticisms
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    Legendary author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012

    Writer's books included 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'Martian Chronicles,' 'Illustrated Man'
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    'Bonnie and Clyde' director Arthur Penn dies at 88

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010

    Other credits included 'The Miracle Worker,' 'Little Big Man'
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    On The Shelf (3.23.09) James Bond BluRay, Venture Bros return, and Deneuve's 'Last Metro'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009

    Plus Andy Richter's cult comedy, more pre-code Hollywood, and indie Kristen Stewart
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