“Producer David Selznick told me mixing gangsters and comedy wouldn’t work. In fact, it did.”
Jerry: That dirty old man!
Joe: What happened?
Jerry: I just got pinched in the elevator!
Letting rip a fart –
It doesn’t make you laugh
When you live alone.
Jeanne: You’re not in the real world. You share no interests with others.
“Allowing a victimised child to be less than wholly sympathetic – in ways that only a real-life child could ever be – Truffaut consolidates The 400 Blows as an act of rebellion. It is not just Antoine who is a rebel, or Truffaut on whose early life the film is based.