In 1958, French film critic Francois Truffaut set out to revolutionize French films by taking a more literary approach to filmmaking. His first feature, a semibiographical retelling of his troubled youth through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy caught in a world between unreliable adults and his own self-destructive impulses was titled The 400 Blows. The film became an immediate international sensation that kickstarted the French New Wave as other French filmmakers also started telling stories with this same approach that would come to change how films were seen all over the world. But does the film deserve such acclaim or should it be kicked out of school? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster ditch class to find out.

 

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