Monday, July 09, 2012

Les Mistons (The Mischief Makers)

Les Mistons (The Mischief Makers) (sometimes translated as The Brats) is a 1957 Francois Truffaut short film. Maurice LeRoux wrote the music. It is available online:

Senses of Cinema calls it "deeply felt, and unerringly personal". says, "lyricism seems to be Truffaut’s natural language". has an article that opens with this:
By the French New Wave’s standards, Fran├žois Truffaut made films with a startling straightforwardness. Yet something about the man’s entire body of work feeds the sneaking suspicion that, no matter how many times you’ve watched everything in it, you’ve never gazed upon its depths.

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