1. It seems that any filmmaker’s first film idea is something about the mawkish predicament of a ten- or twelve-year-old child quite a bit like themselves—and usually their careers end with this choice (Sundance and other debut-oriented film festivals their final resting place). Truffaut took this dimmest of subjects and made one of the most radiant films of all time, in glorious black and white.
Monday, September 07, 2009
A collection of 10 favorite Criterion discs by Whit Stillman, whose The Last Days of Disco recently got the Criterion treatment. Stillman's top pick is The 400 Blows: