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Antoine Doinel's Smile

Animated Gif, Movies

After I put together a small animated GIF for my piece on the Lytro camera a few days ago, I got the gif bug, if there is such a thing. Perhaps I’ll post more of these as they come to me. Leave ideas for other moments in cinema turn into a gif.

Here we have a great moment from François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, the psychological examination of Antoine Doinel. The question that precedes his smile? “Have you ever slept with a girl?”

Jean-Pierre Léaud in *The 400 Blows*. François Truffaut. 1959

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