September 10, 2012

Two tributes to two great films:


alternate movie posters for Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin féminin
and François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim.

(If anyone knows who made these, or where to get a copy:
please send me a message.)

November 14, 2011
"Jules et Jim", 1962. Directed by François Truffaut.

"Jules et Jim", 1962. Directed by François Truffaut.

October 21, 2011
Jeanne Moreau on the cover of Sight and Sound (the cinema magazine published by the British Film Institute), 1967. A scene from “The Bride Wore Black” (La Mariée était en noir) directed by François Truffaut.

Jeanne Moreau on the cover of Sight and Sound (the cinema magazine published by the British Film Institute), 1967. A scene from “The Bride Wore Black” (La Mariée était en noir) directed by François Truffaut.

February 9, 2011
François Truffaut

François Truffaut

September 12, 2010
I’ve just realized Raymond Cauchetier is the photographer responsible for so many of the amazing new wave production photographs that exist… It all started when Cauchetier was introducted to Jean-Luc Godard while Godard was still working at Cahiers du Cinema. Godard eventually hired him to be the production photographer on the set of his first film, Breathless. Cauchetier was never professionally trained, but developed his near-perfect sense of timing while doing some aerial combat photography while in the French Air Force. He was hired as the set photographer for a number of new wave films, creating images as iconic as the films themselves.

I’ve just realized Raymond Cauchetier is the photographer responsible for so many of the amazing new wave production photographs that exist… It all started when Cauchetier was introducted to Jean-Luc Godard while Godard was still working at Cahiers du Cinema. Godard eventually hired him to be the production photographer on the set of his first film, Breathless. Cauchetier was never professionally trained, but developed his near-perfect sense of timing while doing some aerial combat photography while in the French Air Force. He was hired as the set photographer for a number of new wave films, creating images as iconic as the films themselves.

September 9, 2010
Filming Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), directed by François Truffaut, 1959.

Filming Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), directed by François Truffaut, 1959.

August 21, 2010
Jeanne Moreau in La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black), directed by François Truffaut, 1968.

Jeanne Moreau in La Mariée était en Noir (The Bride Wore Black), directed by François Truffaut, 1968.

August 15, 2010
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Frédérique Hoschédé in L’amour en fuite (Love on the Run, 1979). Directed by François Truffaut. The last film of the Antoine Doinel series.

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Frédérique Hoschédé in L’amour en fuite (Love on the Run, 1979). Directed by François Truffaut. The last film of the Antoine Doinel series.

June 2, 2010
Japanese poster for François Truffaut’s Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), 1968.

Japanese poster for François Truffaut’s Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), 1968.

May 31, 2010
 Poster for François Truffaut’s La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black), 1968.

 Poster for François Truffaut’s La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black), 1968.

May 31, 2010
 Poster for François Truffaut’s La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black), 1968.

 Poster for François Truffaut’s La Mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black), 1968.

May 31, 2010
American poster for  François Truffaut’s Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970.

American poster for François Truffaut’s Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970.

May 31, 2010
Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade in Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970, directed by François Truffaut.

Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Jade in Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970, directed by François Truffaut.

May 31, 2010
Claude Jade and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970, directed by François Truffaut.

Claude Jade and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), 1970, directed by François Truffaut.