François Truffaut by Anne Gillain - Read Online
François Truffaut
0% of François Truffaut completed

About

Summary

For François Truffaut, the lost secret of cinematic art is in the ability to generate emotion and reveal repressed fantasies through cinematic representation. Available in English for the first time, Anne Gillain's François Truffaut: The Lost Secret is considered by many to be the best book on the interpretation of Truffaut's films. Taking a psycho-biographical approach, Gillain shows how Truffaut's creative impulse was anchored in his personal experience of a traumatic childhood that left him lonely and emotionally deprived. In a series of brilliant, nuanced readings of each of his films, she demonstrates how involuntary memories arising from Truffaut's childhood not only furnish a succession of motifs that are repeated from film to film, but also govern every aspect of his mise en scène and cinematic technique.

Published: Indiana University Press on
ISBN: 9780253008459
List price: $29.99
Availability for François Truffaut: The Lost Secret
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Reviews