Films byTexts by 1959
FILM
Billy Wilder, 1959, 121’

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

 

“Producer David Selznick told me mixing gangsters and comedy wouldn’t work. In fact, it did.”

Billy Wilder

FILM
Good Morning
Yasujirô Ozu, 1959, 94’

Letting rip a fart –
It doesn’t make you laugh
When you live alone.

Senryu poem

 

FILM
François Truffaut, 1959, 99’

“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.