Tuesday, December 6, 2011
"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."
-François 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.***