Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Francois Truffaut’s “Jules and Jim”

Francois Truffaut, one of the founders of the French New Wave, has come off a string of successful films from his 1959 hit “The 400 Blows” and the 1960 film “Shoot the Piano Player”.  But in 1962, Truffaut was in love with Henri-Pierre Roche’s semi-autobiographical novel “Jules et Jim” and having known Roche (as Roche was heavily involved in artistic avante-garde in Paris and the Dada movement), an adaptation of the novel was created. The […]

The One about Francois Truffaut’s “the 400 blows”

In 1959, Francois Truffaut released a semibiographical film about his life with “the 4oo blows” (Les quatre cents coups).  A film highly regarded as a definitive film that showcases French New Wave (a term to describe a group of French filmmakers in the 1950’s-1960’s that were inspired by classic Hollywood cinema and Italian Neorealism). The film won several awards which include “Best Director Award” at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and “Best Original Screenplay” at […]

The One about the Vanguard BBH-200 Magnesium Tripod Ball Head

When it comes to heads for your tripod, I believe in having both a regular ball head and also a pistol grip. I have used a variety of other brands of heads to go along with my Bogen 3020/3021 tripods for use with my DSLR and other video cameras and so, I hope with that experience, I can help those curious if product is worth your while. In this review, I take a look at […]