Monday, September 07, 2009

Whit's 10

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:

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.

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