With its much imitated ending, Truffaut’s 1959 movie is an uncanny, often funny, and ultimately heartbreaking evocation of adolescence and its complications.
Jean-Pierre Léaud in ‘The 400 Blows.’ Via Janus Films
Mr. Naves is an artist, teacher and critic based in New York City. His writing has appeared in City Arts, The New Criterion,The New York Observer, Slate, The Spectator World, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.
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