Criterion Year Week 24: Stolen Kisses

The Criterion Collection, the last vestige of truly collectible DVD and Blu-Ray movies in existence. These are well produced, fancy pants editions of important and interesting films for the discerning film lover.

We continue our journey through Jim's collection of movies with...

Week 24:

Stolen Kisses

Spine Number: 186

Director: Francois Truffaut

Genre: French New Wave

Decades before Richard Linklater's boyhood Francois Truffaut took a similar approach to his autobiography. While not as rigorously scheduled, his Antoine Doinel series definitely set the stage for such an ambitious project. Spanning several years, using the same actor to play the same character at different points in his life, Truffaut created a truly unique and enduring autobiographical experience.

We rejoin Antoine years after the events of the 400 Blows. Having just been dishonorably discharged from the Army, the young man must figure out how to make his way in life. It's definitely a story many of us can relate to on some level.

Although we did skip Antoine and Colette, we shall revisit that at a future date, so don't worry.

Also, we discuss this in a way that is accessible even if you haven't seen the movie.

Look, we know not many people have seen or hear of this movie, so we went very free form with our discussion as we assumed not many people would be listening. So, just enjoy the conversation.

In two weeks:

Spine number 187/188: Bed and Board/Love on the Run

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