Criterion Year Week 25: Bed and Board/Love On The Run Double Feature

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 25:

Bed and Board/Love On The Run

Spine Number: 187/188

Director: Francois Truffaut

Genre: French New Wave


Undertaking a series of films that transpires over a long period of time is a daunting task. Last year, "Boyhood" stood as the biggest achievement in this arena, although it was far from the first and far from unique in approach. Setting aside the Harry Potter Movies, and the Up Series of documentaries, Francois Truffaut undertook a similar endeavor over 40 years ago with his Antoine Doinel series, which followed a semi-autobiographical character from his troubled childhood, through his troubled adolescence, into his troubled young adulthood, and his... well, at this point, I think you get it, the kid is troubled.


This week we churn out a double feature to finish the Doinel cycle and see how this kid with no guide navigates life on his own.



Next Week:

Spine number 190: Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa's telling of MacBeth)

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