Favorite Short Films – Vol. 1

  Jumping Beans (Dave Fleischer, 1922) Before Betty Boop and Popeye, the Fleischer studios made the “Out of the Inkwell” series featuring Koko the Clown, each short of which begins with Max dipping his pen in his inkwell and drawing Koko on his canvas, invariably resulting in a battle of wits between the animated character […]

The Four Hundred Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)

“Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I’d tell them the truth and they still wouldn’t believe me, so I prefer to lie.” Plot Summary: A troubled youth, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) turns to a life of petty crime and delinquency. Review: The Four Hundred Blows was neither the first nor the last […]