March 2: Shoot the Piano Player

Thursday March 2 | 7PM Shoot the Piano Player aka Tirez sur le pianiste France 1960 d. François Truffaut with, Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier, Serge Davri, Claude Mansard, Richard Kanayan, Albert Rémy, Jean-Jacques Aslanian, Daniel Boulanger as Ernest, Claude Heymann, Alex Joffé, Boby Lapointe and Catherine Lutz. Black and white. In French with English subtitles. 81 m

“This, my favorite Truffaut effort, which I book every year in my International Film History Class, was nonetheless in its own time his Parisian flop between such runaway hits as The Four Hundred Blows (1959) and Jules and Jim (1961)….Still, with cinematography by Raoul Coutard, music by Georges Delerue, and a cast consisting of Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Albert Rémy, Claude Ransard, Daniel Boulanger, Michèle Mercier and Richard Kanayan, Shoot the Piano Player has risen steadily in critical esteem over the years until now it is universally considered a masterpiece of the film noir genre. It is not to be missed.” Andrew Sarris

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

Series: Winter 2023 :: Truffaut Le Cinéaste