Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday night spotlight: François Truffaut

This month's spotlight on TCM is the films of French director François Truffaut. There are a couple of films I'm relly looking forward to doing posts on, but those are showing up later this month. This first week in July kicks off with one of Truffaut's better-known films, The 400 Blows, at 8:00 PM. The 400 Blows tells the story of a young French boy whofaced with distant parents who seem to be spending more of their time arguing with each other than caring about the kid, turns to juvenile delinquency. Truffaut himself had a chaotic upbringing, and the fiml is generally considered autobiographical.

I have to admit that I don't know too much about the other Truffaut movies that are airing on TCM tonight. I believe that The 400 Blows is also the only one of tonight's films on print on DVD. There's a "Buy DVD" icon next to Love on the Run (overnight at 2:00 AM), but clicking on that reveals that TCM is selling a Warner Archive DVD of a 1936 MGM comedy starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.

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