François Truffaut's Le Plaisir des Yeux

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"This book is a collection of essays, some insightful, some brief "fillers." Together it would be hard to rate the grouping as 5-stars, save for a sentimental attachment to Truffaut's work.
The book is not just the reflections of the director upon his own work. Nor is it only French cinema. One essay is entitled "The Renaissance of American cinema," and in other essays he looks at the work of Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Orson Wells, and Charlie Chaplin. Naturally he also looks at the famous French directors, from Jean Cocteau, Jean Renoir and the one man who was so responsible for saving the earlier French works, Henri Langlois. A major section of the book is devoted to essays that relate to the impact of literature on the cinema."

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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 20 top lists Check
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    East of Eden

    1955, in 10 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    Adieu Léonard

    1943, in 0 top lists Check
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    Adieu Philippine

    1962, in 4 top lists Check
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    L'Africain

    1983 — a.k.a. The African, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs

    1954 — a.k.a. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, in 0 top lists Check
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    L'amant de cinq jours

    1961 — a.k.a. Five Day Lover, in 0 top lists Check
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    Les amants de Bras-Mort

    1951 — a.k.a. The Lovers of Bras-Mort, in 0 top lists Check
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    En cas de malheur

    1958 — a.k.a. Love Is My Profession, in 2 top lists Check
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    Amarcord

    1973, in 15 top lists Check
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    Bitter Victory

    1957, in 3 top lists Check
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    L'amour à vingt ans

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    Casque d'or

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    Le bel âge

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    Der blaue Engel

    1930 — a.k.a. The Blue Angel, in 16 top lists Check
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    Black Angel

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    Les anges du péché

    1943 — a.k.a. Angels of the Streets, in 0 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

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    Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

    1958 — a.k.a. Elevator to the Gallows, in 8 top lists Check
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    Take the Money and Run

    1969, in 3 top lists Check
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    L'assassin habite... au 21

    1942 — a.k.a. The Murderer Lives at Number 21, in 1 top list Check
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    L'Atalante

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    Tirez sur le pianiste

    1960 — a.k.a. Shoot the Piano Player, in 10 top lists Check
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    Le mura di Malapaga

    1949 — a.k.a. The Walls of Malapaga, in 2 top lists Check
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    Horí, má panenko

    1967 — a.k.a. The Firemen's Ball, in 11 top lists Check
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    Les bas-fonds

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    Baisers volés

    1968 — a.k.a. Stolen Kisses, in 7 top lists Check
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    Belle de jour

    1967 — a.k.a. Belle de Jour, in 20 top lists Check
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    Benjamin ou Les mémoires d'un puceau

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    La bête humaine

    1938 — a.k.a. La Bête Humaine, in 9 top lists Check
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    Billy Liar

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    Bobosse

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    La boîte aux rêves

    1945 — a.k.a. Box of Dreams Check
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    Bonjour tristesse

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    Le bon Dieu sans confession

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    Bora Bora

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    Boudu sauvé des eaux

    1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning, in 9 top lists Check
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    Les jeux de l'amour

    1960 — a.k.a. The Love Game, in 0 top lists Check
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    Rue de l'Estrapade

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    Jeux interdits

    1952 — a.k.a. Forbidden Games, in 14 top lists Check
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    C'est arrivé à 36 chandelles

    1957 — a.k.a. It Happened on the 36 Candles, in 0 top lists Check
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    La chienne

    1931 — a.k.a. La Chienne, in 10 top lists Check
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    California Suite

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    French Cancan

    1955, in 9 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 23 top lists Check
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    Le caporal épinglé

    1962 — a.k.a. The Elusive Corporal, in 1 top list Check
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    Un caprice de Caroline chérie

    1953 — a.k.a. Caroline Cherie, in 0 top lists Check