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... 

The Last Metro: Criterion Collection

April 20, 2009

The Last Metro (1980) has been described as the most popular film of Francois Truffaut’s latter career. It was also one of his most personal – relying on his childhood memories of German-occupied France during World War II. At the time of the film’s... 

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...