François Truffaut

French director of The 400 Blows and Jules and Jim who was also the French guy from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Like It The Story of Adele H. (1975) -- This probably wasn't the best choice for my first Truffaut movie.  While it was running, it felt like I was either watching a lesser work from a master, or that I would have liked it better if I had more of a Truffaut background first.  Like if I saw Herzog's Cobra Verde before I saw Aguirre or Fitzcarraldo.  And I choose Herzog for comparison because this felt like a 70s-era Herzog movie from a female perspective.  The character (Victor Hugo's daughter) began crazy and got crazier and there was little to like about her (other than being pretty).  I found myself liking the movie anyway, at least on a mood level.

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