Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Early Musical Truffaut

Shoot the Piano Player is a fun, French New Wave film by Francois Truffaut that tells the story of a piano player with a gangster brother. He is drawn into the world of his brother and manages to find romance as well. What is great about the early New Wave films is that they are filled with energy as they run around and shoot on location or drive in cars. The plot isn’t that important as it’s more about making a film and slyly commenting on the techniques and traditions of filmmaking. It’s fun and worth seeing to develop more of a perspective and understanding on the New Wave and Truffaut’s later work.

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