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Truffaut's rejection of traditional cinema "I make normal films for normal people." François Truffaut From The 400 Blowsto Jules and Jimto The Last Metro, François Truffaut(19321984) practically defined the French cinema of his eraand was one of the founders of the New Wavewhich took the industry by storm in the late 1950s. His endlessly touching and romantic filmsalways tinged by a touch of reflective sadnessmade him one of France's favorite and most successful directors. This book traces Truffaut's career and includes rare images drawn from his archives.