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By Francois Truffaut

One is ravished via the density of insights into cinematic questions...Truffaut played a journey de strength of tact in getting this normally guarded guy to open up as he had by no means performed ahead of (and by no means might again)...If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be obvious as whatever of a vintage, this revised model is even higher. Phillip Lopate the hot York occasions publication overview

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Smith and the American Edwin S. Porter, began to get the strips of film together in sequence. This was the beginning of cinemato­ graphic rhythm through the use of montage. I don't remember too much about The Farmer's Wife, but I know that filming that play stimu­ lated my wish to express myself in purely cine­ matic terms. What comes after The Farmer's Wife? T. The next one was Champagne. H. That was probably the lowest ebb in my output. T. That's not fair. I enjoyed it. Some of the scenes have the lively quality of the Griffith comedies.

I remember the way I photographed it. I took a sheet of glass, placed the girl's head on the glass and spread her hair around until it filled the frame. Then we lit the glass from behind so that one would be struck by her light hair. Then we cut to show an electric sign advertising a musical play, To­ night, Golden Curls, with the reflection flicker­ ing in the water. The girl has drowned, She's hauled out of the water and pulled ashore, The consternation of the bystanders suggests that a murder has been committed.

T. The next one was Champagne. H. That was probably the lowest ebb in my output. T. That's not fair. I enjoyed it. Some of the scenes have the lively quality of the Griffith comedies. It can be summed up in a few words: A million­ aire father objects to the man his daughter is in love with and the girl leaves home and sails to France. To teach her a lesson her father allows her to think he's bankrupt, so that she will have to make her own living. The heroine goes to work in a cabaret, where her job consists of en­ couraging the clientele to drink the very same champagne to which the family owes its for­ tune.

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