Truffaut in 1965.
|Born||FranÃ§ois Roland Truffaut
6 February 1932
|Died||21 October 1984
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
|Occupation||Actor, film critic, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter|
|Movement||French New Wave|
(1957ï¼1965, 2 daughters)
(1981ï¼1984, 1 daughter)
|Parent(s)||Janine de Montferrand
Roland Truffaut (stepfather)
An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal – falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has.
The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood, because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.
During the war, I saw many films that made me fall in love with the cinema.
I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
What switched me to films was the flood of American pictures into Paris after the Liberation.
Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste.
I had thought of writing, actually, and that later on I'd be a novelist.
At first, I wasn't sure whether I'd be a critic or a filmmaker, but I knew it would be something like that.
I'd skip school regularly to see movies – even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early.
I prefer to be busy all day long, and when you work for someone else, you're not busy enough.