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