Francois Truffaut

By Diana Holmes and Robert Ingram

Francois Truffaut

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4554-7
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: July 1998
  • BIC Category: The arts / Film scripts & screenplays, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, Film scripts & screenplays, Film and Media
  • Series: French Film Directors Series


First in a series designed to situate and explain the films of French directors. A concise, accessible and original reading of Truffaut's films. A timely evaluation of the films of a popular director whose work features on most A-level French syllabuses and on the majority of University French Studies programmes both in the UK and the USA .


Les Mistons: an introduction
1. The Context: Cinema Saved my Life
2. A Career in Cinema
3. The Genre Films
4. Magic Mothers: The Sexual Politics of Truffaut's Films
5. Where is the Father? Masculinity and Authorship
6. The Definitif and the Provisoire (The Absolute v. the Provisional)


Diana Holmes is Professor of French at Keele University. Robert Ingram is Associate Dean in the School of Languages and European Studies at the University of Wolverhampton

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