February 10, 2009 |
The bible of France's art-house film world, Cahiers du Cinema, which launched "New Wave" directors such as Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, has been bought by Phaidon Press, the art book publisher said on Monday. Phaidon spokeswoman Liz Thompson said an English version of the magazine was planned in the coming year. The film monthly, founded in 1951 by the critic and theorist Andre Bazin, was famous for promoting the "auteur" theory of filmmaking, which argued that a film should be the product of a director's personal vision.
October 9, 2013 |
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97. Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be held honoring his work but there will be no funeral, per his request, a New Republic spokesman said Wednesday. Over his 54 years at the magazine, Kauffmann assessed innumerable cinematic masterpieces and helped bring a number of seminal directors to light, particularly the New Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s and European upstart auteurs such as Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.
January 10, 1995 |
Francois Truffaut, who died of cancer 10 years ago at age 52, was a charmer. He had an enduring boyishness and a passionate, encyclopedic knowledge of world cinema to which he contributed substantially, beginning with his internationally acclaimed, semi-autobiographical 1959 "400 Blows." Serge Toubiana and Michel Pascal, in their illuminating, engaging "Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits" (Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.
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May 2, 2011 |
Marie-France Pisier, a French actress who was discovered as a teenager by New Wave filmmaker Francois Truffaut and went on to star in such movies as "Cousin, Cousine" and Truffaut's "Love on the Run," has died. She was 66. Pisier's body was discovered April 24 by her husband, Thierry Funck-Brentano, in the swimming pool of their home in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, France, according to the French news agency Agence France-Presse. The cause of death is not known but foul play is not suspected, authorities said.
October 2, 1998 |
"Day for Night," Francois Truffaut's heartfelt homage to the joy and pain of making movies, is just as bracing yet touching as it was when it was first released 25 years ago. If anything, it has gained resonance because we are even further removed from the classic studio production to which Truffaut was bidding farewell--and also because it inevitably reminds us of the loss movie-lovers the world suffered when Truffaut died at 52 in 1984.
February 23, 1996 |
Most American moviegoers know the late Francois Truffaut as the charming French scientist in 1977's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," but to serious film fans he was one of the most interesting, complex film directors of all time. "Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits" (Fox Lorber), the acclaimed documentary on the French New Wave pioneer, arrives Tuesday in video stores.