Films byTexts by 1959
Billy Wilder, 1959, 121’

“Producer David Selznick told me mixing gangsters and comedy wouldn’t work. In fact, it did.”

Billy Wilder


Jerry: That dirty old man!

Joe: What happened?

Jerry: I just got pinched in the elevator!

Good Morning
Yasujirô Ozu, 1959, 94’

Letting rip a fart –
It doesn’t make you laugh
When you live alone.

Senryu poem


François Truffaut, 1959, 99’

“Allowing a victimised child to be less than wholly sympathetic – in ways that only a real-life child could ever be – Truffaut consolidates The 400 Blows as an act of rebellion. It is not just Antoine who is a rebel, or Truffaut on whose early life the film is based.