Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Truffaut the Critic: On Kazan's A Face in the Crowd


"There's no denying that the film lacks consistency, but to hell with consistency! What's important is not its structure but its unassailable spirit, its power, and what I dare call its necessity. The usual fault with 'honest' films is their softness, timidity and anesthetic neutrality. This film is passionate, exalted, fierce, as inexorable as a 'mythology' of Roland Barthes-and, like it, a pleasure for the mind."

-Fran├žois Truffaut on Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957)-


***Truffaut's full-review can be found in his The Films in My Life.***

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