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400 BLOWS, THE aka LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS
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400 BLOWS, THE aka LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS

Most movies capture the essence of childhood through bigger-than-life adventure (THE GOONIES) or sweet escapism (THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT). In other words: imagination. THE 400 BLOWS captures the essence of childhood through heartbreak, learning, and perserverance. In other words: realism. Francois Truffaut's debut feature film dared the world to look at the concept of motion pictures in a different light. It succeeded. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

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