More than 40 years old, Francois Truffaut’s whirling dervish remains an ageless beauty. The film appears to us as like a specter, with a sensibility about cinematic language and sexual relations rarely seen today.
I have heard that Jules and Jim is considered one of François Truffaut's best films and at least in my opinion I can declare that it's true, especially because as it progresses it begins to change the game, especially with its ending. Her smile and his face before falling was heartbreaking.
In this enduringly transcendent love story, Truffaut traces the relationships between three lovers and friends over the years. Moreau dominates every fragment of the movie with her magisterial eroticism. The film works in ways that touch the heart more than the mind.
THE 400 BLOWS REVIEW (IDK WHY THE FILM AIN'T IN METACRITIC)
The 400 blows is a pleasant and accesible film to begin with nouvelle vague. François Truffaut's great screenplay and floating camerawork make the movie flow. It's ending truely is enigmatic although I gotta admit that I didn't understand it on my first watch.
I hate every single adult in this film.
Movie was fun and fresh at the beginning, then grew tiresome and illogical, as it went on, much like the main characters.
Oskar Werner was the best thing in this movie, his understated performance balanced the increasingly wacky drama. He was the most normal of the 3.
The low budget New Wave, hand held rambling camera, offbeat style was interesting at first, but like Moreau's unstable character, grows tiresome and annoying.
Why the two guys stuck around for so long, enduring her mood swings, selfish uncommitments, cheating, etc, is maybe the point of the movie. I would've dumped her after a year of her self destructive nonsense.