Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors: A Companion to Francois Truffaut

Editors: Andrew, Dudley and Gillain, Anne
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-1-4051-9847-9
Category: Arts & Leisure - Film & Television
Image Count: 62
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The 34 essays of this collection by leading international scholars reassess Truffaut's impact on cinema as they locate the unique quality of his thematic obsessions and his remarkable narrative techniques.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Filmography
  • Part I La Planète Truffaut
  • 1. Interview with Arnaud Desplechin, Part I: Truffaut and His Position Anne Gillain; Dudley Andrew
  • 2. Truffaut and His "Doubles" Martin Lefebvre
  • 3. Aesthetic Affinities: François Truffaut, Patrick Modiano, Douglas Sirk Anne Gillain
  • 4. Interview with Arnaud Desplechin, Part II: Truffaut and His Methods Anne Gillain; Dudley Andrew
  • Part II Style and Sensibility
  • 5. Flashes of Happiness Alain Bergala
  • 6. Truffaut and the Photographic: Cinema, Fetishism, Death Junji Hori
  • 7. The Impasse of Intimacy: Romance and Tragedy in Truffaut’s Cinema John Orr
  • 8. A Fine Madness: Digressions on Pathologies in Truffaut’s Films Francis Vanoye
  • 9. The Ecstatic Pan Phil Powrie
  • 10. The Untimely Moment and the Correct Distance Adrian Martin
  • Part III The Making of a Filmmaker
  • 11. Every Teacher Needs a Truant: Bazin and L’Enfant sauvage Dudley Andrew
  • 12. Certain Tendencies of Truffaut’s Film Criticism Richard Neupert
  • 13. Truffaut–Hitchcock Jonathan Everett Haynes
  • 14. The Paradox of "Familiarity": Truffaut, Heir of Renoir Ludovic Cortade
  • 15. Cain and Abel: Godard and Truffaut Michel Marie
  • 16. Friction, Failure, and Fire: Truffaut as Adaptive Auteur Timothy Corrigan
  • Part IV Truffaut and His Time
  • 17. Growing Up with the French New Wave James Tweedie
  • 18. Bad Objects: Truffaut’s Radicalism Sam Di Iorio
  • 19. Between Renoir and Hitchcock: The Paradox of Truffaut’s Women Ginette Vincendeau
  • 20. Truffaut in the Mirror of Japan Kan Nozaki
  • Part V Films
  • 21. Directing Children: The Double Meaning of Self-Consciousness Angela Dalle Vacche
  • 22. Jules et Jim … et Walter Benjamin Dudley Andrew
  • 23. Digging Up the Past: Jules et Jim Elizabeth Ezra
  • 24. The Elevator and the Telephone: On Urgency in La Peau douce Michel Chion
  • 25. La Peau douce: A Psychogeography of Silky Cinephilia Tom Conley
  • 26. La Peau douce: François Truffaut’s Passionate Object Hilary Radner
  • 27. An Unsettling Passage: From Les Deux Anglaises et le continent to La Chambre verte Carlos Losilla
  • 28. The Structural Role of Intervals in L’Argent de poche Alain Bergala
  • 29. To Die or to Love: Modern Don Juans in Truffaut and Oliveira Luiza Jatobá
  • 30. Film as Literature: or the Truffaldian Malaise (L’Homme qui aimait les femmes) Lúcia Nagib
  • 31. The Elegist: François Truffaut inside La Chambre verte Philip Watts
  • 32. La Chambre verte and the Beating Heart of Truffaut’s Oeuvre Françoise Zamour
  • 33. Le Dernier Métro: An Underground Golden Coach Jean-Michel Frodon
  • 34. Disillusionment and Magic in La Nuit américaine and Le Dernier Métro Marc Vernet