François Truffaut: The Complete Films, by Robert Ingram, edited by Paul Duncan
292-page hardcover book
The selection of books in our shop is carefully curated by myself to include some of the best and most poignant, as well as some of the most beautifully written publications in the film world, be it director or actor autobiographies, film retrospectives and essays. These will be limited collections, which means that it is possible that when they are gone, they are gone for good.
François Truffaut is my favourite Nouvelle Vague director. A lifelong cinephile, François Truffaut first made his cinematic mark as a fiery critic for Cahiers du cinéma in the 1950s. He then became an auteur director himself, reinvigorating cinema throughout the sixties. I love his pragmatism, his intelligence, reasonable enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for making, watching and talking movies. But, of course, most of all, I love his films. “I make ordinary films for ordinary people,” he said.
François Truffaut: The Complete Films is a tribute to this giant of world cinema and includes rare images drawn from the director’s archives. It is a beautiful and comprehensive journey through Truffaut’s films, revealing the fascinating stories and cinematic concepts behind some of the best French films of the 20th century.