Jules and Jim: Criterion Collection

February 18, 2014

Based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche, Jules and Jim (1962) is one of the most famous love triangles ever put on film. Film critic Francois Truffaut read the book in 1955 and wanted to make it into a film. The story stayed with him and once he became... 

Shoot the Piano Player

February 23, 2006

Filmmaker Francois Truffaut admired the hardboiled romanticism of David Goodis’ 1956 crime novel Down There so much that he decided to adapt it into a film called Shoot the Piano Player (1960), the follow-up to his extremely successful debut, The 400... 

Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman)

January 1, 2004

Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme est une femme (1961) is a playful battle of the sexes. It pushes the musical genre far out into exciting new directions that still seem ahead of its time. Angela (Karina) is an exotic dancer who wants to have a child with...