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Written before I was born, this hardboiled novel shows its age a little (don't we all!). When his brothers get in trouble with some gangsters, he finds himself being dragged into the chaos of his no-good family. François Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player (1960) is one of those celebrated films that I had somehow just never seen until this weekend. He grew up in a liberal, Jewish household in which his early literary ambitions were encouraged. The true strength of an online community is their ability to feed themselves. I'm so glad this book was brought to my attention. There is a lot of fast paced suspense fiction out there that is like eating cotton candy. What a great way to start one's education in great movies. It's more realistic style does differentiate it from Film Noir, though I still found myself preferring the better Film Noir films to this. Because of the utter implausibility of the backstory. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. It's no coincidence that in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets the main character Charlie is caught up in alcohol and the characters around him that he is supposed to be like and then is saved by a girl named Thérèse. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It doesn't feel like a typical Truffaut film - though I've only seen two others from his filmography - in that it's as stylish and self-reflexive as a Godard film. The word in itself often brings to mind confusion and bewilderment, but this is not the case with Truffaut's film even though it is refreshingly surprising and innovative. And it's been eons since I've seen Truffaut's adaptation of this novel. A piano player. Sandwiched between "The 400 Blows" and "Jules and Jim," this film is often overlooked and underrated. What a great way to start one's education in great movies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It's not so much the story - which is timeless - as the conversational language used, which I found a little off-putting until I got into the flow of it. The word in itself often brings to mind confusion and bewilderment, but this is not the case with Truffaut's film even though it is refreshingly surprising and innovative. This young beauty is mother, housewife, entrepreneur model and part time teacher... Over its long and illustrious history, the single most immutable quality is its ever-present mutability. I guess you can tell I like this. François Truffaut's second feature, Tirez sur le pianiste, is a deliberately wild and chaotic satire of the American gangster pictures of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. This gritty, hard-boiled novel by David Goodis opens with an action scene where a bloody-faced Turley Linn is running for his life through the alleys of a Philadelphia slum, fleeing from two professional hit-men. French crooner Aznavour is terrific as the timid keyboardist on the outs with the mob. This Film Is For Truffaut Devotees Only !!! | When it came out my friends and I saw it over and over again. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2005. All the actors are great. October 3rd 1990 Diverging is the first word that comes into mind after having seen François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player. The CD is excellent quality. Based on the novel by David Goodis, "Player" is a brilliant tribute to the spirit of noir and the French New Wave. When Eddie steps in to help his brother escape, the die is cast that will spin Eddie's simple little existence off its axis and send him careening toward a conclusion that he's been running from for years. David Goodis is one of the great noir writers, Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2015. However, I am not knocking this film. Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2004. As they walk, the man is expansive and briefly describes the course of his relationship with his wife, from simple selfish lust leading to marriage and only later, leading to true love. François Truffaut, the father of the auteur theory, expressed revolutionary ideas about cinema and his theories about growth of cinema and his ideas that stretched cinema to a true art form played a major role in cinemas development today. But wait...there's more; is Charlie all that he seems? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. If you've read much of Jim Thompson, or Chaze's Black Wings Has My Angel, you'll have a sense of how this one is going to go. Diverging is the first word that comes into mind after having seen François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player. Start by marking “Shoot the Piano Player” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Just hang in there and go with it. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published He was disenchanted with what he saw as a lack of originality and honesty in contemporary cinema. Still, it's very witty and fairly entertaining. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2015, The best movie ever made by French New Wave. Truffaut tried to make Tirez sur le pianiste, or Shoot the Pianist, the complete opposite of his first picture, The 400 Blows, doing away with the sentimentality of the predecessor and making his second feature far more vicious, nonlinear and, occasionally, quite funny. How and why he got there we find out as the story unfolds. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. it's been hard for me to review shoot the piano player aka down there because i so ardently and unequivocally adore it. A nod... Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for Shoot the Piano Player, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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