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(Response Paper) Francois Truffaut’s Impassioned Take on the Auteur

In response to: The François Truffaut essay “A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema” from the article originally printed in the French film magazine "Cahiers du Cinéma" A response paper for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class French filmmaker and film critic Francois Truffaut’s essay “A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema” presented such strong, impassioned convictions on what he thought and felt about cinema during his time. He capitalized on his emotions while still offering certain moments of objectivity through film examples that,

(Response Paper) The Conundrum in the Stars: Appeasing the Human Mind with Art and Criticism

In response to: “What is Criticism? (A Preliminary Dialogue)” and “The Critic as Artist and Vice Versa” in the book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” by A. O. Scott A response paper for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class After reading “What is Criticism? (A Preliminary Dialogue)” and “The Critic as Artist and Vice Versa” in the book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth,” writer A.O.

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