Friday, November 7, 2008

Wild Boys

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge unknown.jpg

Now that his "reissue a Godard every couple months so as to build up years of positive press and new prints" strategy has paid off with one of the year's biggest retros, Film Forum repertory programmer and Rialto Pictures head Bruce Goldstein seems to be repeating the strategy with François Truffaut. Following this fall's Shoot the Piano Player comes Truffaut's The Wild Child, starting today and continuing through the 13th. The L's Nick McCarthy says:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau by way of PBS, François Truffaut's patient and philosophizing, yet family-friendly, film documents the attempts of Dr. Jean Itard to civilize a feral child. Observing the idea of man in a state of nature and his necessary education, the film succeeds in showing that Truffaut is very close to this subject: keep in mind, he dedicated the film to his most frequent actor-collaborator, Jean-Pierre Leaud, whom Truffaut taught the language of cinema. Ultimately, The Wild Child is about the satisfaction of providing an education — whether it be for behavioral or artistic edification. The form reflects the content: what begins as coolly academic evolves into a beautiful study of warmth and understanding.
See also the L's Nicolas Rapold's review, in the Village Voice.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Most Commented On

Most Shared Stories

Top Viewed Stories

  • 4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

    Aesthetic inquiries under the aegises of cities and collections, hallowed frescoes and broad spectrums.
    • Jul 31, 2014
  • The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

    Noirs classic and neo, melodrama, vampires, Buñuel, and Diane Keaton in the best outfits in the history of cinema.
    • Jul 30, 2014
  • More »

Top Topics in The Measure

Film (27)


Art (8)


Music (8)


Special Events (6)


Theater (5)


Books (3)


TV (3)


© 2014 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation