Truffaut + Violence

“Every film must contain some degree of ‘planned violence’ upon its audience.”

François Truffaut, “We Must Continue Making Progress,” trans. Paul Ronder, in Film: A Montage of Theories, ed. Richard Dyer MacCann (New York: Dutton, 1966), 371.

For instance, Shoot the Piano Player shifts so abruptly from gangsters to Chaplinesque comedy to romantic melodrama.

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