movies truffaut mentioned in his correspondence

collected while i was reading the book of his correspondence (finally finished and crying about all the projects he wanted to make before his death)


see notes for truffaut's direct quotes about (many of) the films listed
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this quote is from truffaut's first letter in the book to helen scott—there is no place for it in this list but i love it and am including it regardless: "i thank chicago and its fogs since we got to know each other better because of them; the ice was broken, we confided in each other and so became, i hope, friends."


and this quote, which i think explains his writing philosophy well: “when humor can be made to alternate with melancholy,…

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  • A Thousand and One Nights
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • Twilight
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • On ne meurt pas comme ça
  • The Impostor
  • Dorothy Looks for Love
  • The Spy in Black
  • Week-End at the Waldorf
  • Sergeant York
  • Mission spéciale
  • Rome: Free City
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Le Corbeau
  • Such a Pretty Little Beach
  • The Heiress
  • Let's Make a Dream
  • The Blue Angel
  • La portatrice di pane
  • The Rules of the Game
  • Adam's Rib
  • The Lost Patrol
  • Eugenia Grandet
  • La Chienne
  • Scarlet Street
  • Madame Bovary
  • Lust for Gold
  • Man on the Run
  • China
  • The Lower Depths
  • Douce
  • Raw Deal
  • Marthe Richard
  • Under the Paris Sky
  • Dear Caroline
  • Duell mit dem Tod
  • Van Gogh
  • Odette
  • House of Strangers
  • Orpheus
  • The Blood of a Poet
  • Port of Shadows
  • Pépé le Moko
  • Chéri-Bibi
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Drôle de Drame
  • Joan of Arc at the Stake
  • Mother
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Lola Montès
  • India: Matri Bhumi
  • Les Hussards
  • Attack
  • The Naked Dawn
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • Marty
  • Artists and Models
  • Marie-Antoinette Queen of France
  • Toni
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Joe Macbeth
  • The Mystery of Picasso
  • Night and Fog
  • While the City Sleeps
  • Summer with Monika
  • Gervaise
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Killer Is Loose
  • The Magnificent Matador
  • The Blue Gardenia
  • That Is the Dawn
  • Death in the Garden
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
  • Elena and Her Men
  • Four Bags Full
  • Bus Stop
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Moby Dick
  • Private Hell 36
  • Slightly Scarlet
  • Something to Live For
  • Torero!
  • The Ogre of Athens
  • The Immortal Garrison
  • The Burmese Harp
  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Checkmate
  • ...And God Created Woman
  • The Big Knife
  • The High and the Mighty
  • Fear
  • L'amore
  • Lifeboat
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Anatahan
  • Senso
  • The Trouble with Harry