Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Face to Face

Tonight I watched Truffaut's 400 Blows at the local Revue theatre. It had been awhile since I last saw the film and I'd forgotten several scenes. For example, the puppet show scene shown below. It's one thing to watch it on DVD at home from your couch but seeing it on the big screen with an audience is an especially unusual moment. There you are, with a mostly adult audience staring at a screen full of children's faces staring back at you. Oddly, it really reminded me of a piece of video from the New York Times where a photographer filmed kids playing video games. It's worth opening the New York Times video in a new tab in your browser for a side by side comparison of kids separated by 50 years.

Yeah. The French kids are cuter.

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