The 400 Blows Summary

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Critical Essay by Arlene Croce [The 400 Blows is a sad, bitter] story of a child's gradual disaffection from society. The child is tough, imaginative, exuberant; the society is dull, timid, cor... Read more
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Critical Essay by James Monaco [Les Quatre Cents Coups, "Antoine et Colette" from L'Amour à Vingt ans (Love at Twenty), Baisers volés, and Domicile conjugal] togethe... Read more
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Critical Essay by Allen Thiher [In The 400 Blows, the] presence of a camera aimlessly set in motion, breaking self-consciously with the canons of traditional filmic representation and setting forth a ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Eric Rhode That there's a Chaplinesque pathos about François Truffaut's Les Quatre Cents Coups [400 Blows] … isn't surprising; for like Chaplin�... Read more
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In the following review, Mast compares Small Change to Truffaut's earlier film The 400 Blows. Mast states that although both films have similar subject matter. Small Change has a lighter tone. ... Read more