Widescreen Composition in SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

Widescreen Composition in SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 24

Professor Jeff Smith explores how François Truffaut harnesses the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in his wildly playful gangster-movie pastiche, a giddy high point in the French New Wave’s assault on cinematic convention.

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Widescreen Composition in SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER
  • Widescreen Composition in SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

    Episode 1

    Professor Jeff Smith explores how François Truffaut harnesses the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in his wildly playful gangster-movie pastiche, a giddy high point in the French New Wave’s assault on cinematic convention.

  • Shoot the Piano Player

    Episode 2

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1960 • France

    François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful film. Part thriller, part comedy, part tragedy, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER relates the adventures of mild-mannered piano player Charlie (Charles Aznavour, in a triumph of...