DVD
5 Discs | DVD-5/DVD-9
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 Audio commentary by film scholar Brian Stonehill   Audio commentary by director François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay   Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan   Newsreel footage from the film’s showing at Cannes   Excerpt from a 1965 interview with François Truffaut in which he discusses his youth, his critical writings, and the origins of the character Antoine Doinel   Excerpt from a 1960 interview with François Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical view of the film   Theatrical trailer for The 400 Blows   Introduction by film historian Serge Toubiana, discussing the genesis of the film and the tumultuous events surrounding the 1968 removal of Henri Langlois as director of the Cinémathèque française   Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which François Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud   Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair," documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois   Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois   Newsreel footage of François Truffaut   Theatrical trailer   Rare behind-the-scenes footage with François Truffaut at work on the Bed and Board set, and being interviewed along with actress Claude Jade   Excerpt from the 1970 TV program Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans dix films, in which François Truffaut and co-writer Bernard Revon reveal their methods for generating scripts and developing ideas   Rare television interview with Jean-Pierre Léaud discussing his feelings about Truffaut and Antoine Doinel, and his thoughts about "ending" the series   Excerpt from the 1972 documentary Approches du cinéma: François Truffaut ou la nouvelle vague, in which François Truffaut addresses the complexities of Antoine Doinel   Theatrical trailer   Rare television interview excerpt of François Truffaut and actress/co-writer Marie-France Pisier discussing their working styles and their feelings about Love on the Run   Excerpt from the 1980 TV show Cinescope in which François Truffaut addresses his misgivings about his finale to the Doinel series, and illuminates his feelings about Jean-Pierre L   Theatrical trailer   Truffaut's early short film, Les mistons   Audio commentary for Les mistons by assistant director and future co-writer Claude de Givray   Audio/visual "primer" for Les mistons by film historian Serge Toubiana   Working with François Truffaut: Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon, An exclusive re-edited version of a 1986 interview with Truffaut co-writers Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon, originally conducted for Rainer Gansera's documentary Arbeiten mit François Truffaut   Excerpt from the rare documentary François Truffaut (1961) featuring François Truffaut discussing his influences and beginnings, along with Les mistons and The 400 Blows   Interview from the 1981 French TV show Champ contre champ in which François Truffaut discusses Jean-Pierre Léaud, and the challenges of creating films that are intensely personal, yet popular in appeal   Promotional art gallery for The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board and Love on the Run   72-page book, featuring a comprehensive assortment of François Truffaut's own notes, outlines, and treatments for the five Doinel films, along with essays by Annette Insdorf, Kent Jones, Andrew Sarris, Noah Baumbach, and Chris Fujiwara