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Tout Truffaut

"The relationship that seemed to exist between François Truffaut and his audience may be hard to explain to anyone who came to his films on video, or perhaps even to those who will see them for the first time during "Tout Truffaut," the complete retrospective of the director's work that opens Friday at New York's Film Forum and will tour 11 other cities. In the '60s and early '70s (the period in which I became a serious moviegoer), movie audiences greeted each new Truffaut film as a visit from a beloved friend. Maybe it had something to do with the feeling that they had grown up alongside Truffaut's alter ego, Antoine Doinel, played by Jean-Pierre Leaud in the director's first feature, "The 400 Blows" (1959), and in four subsequent features and one short. Perhaps they looked at the freedom and passion of "Jules and Jim" (1961) and -- ruinous though the passion depicted in that film is -- saw a vision of everything they wanted out of life. Or perhaps it was just that, at his greatest, Truffaut seemed the most tender of all filmmakers."

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