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Remembering François Truffaut film screening: The Bride Wore Black

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Taking inspiration from an American crime novel by Cornell Woolrich (under the pseudonym William Irish), François Truffaut presents Jeanne Moreau as the eponymous bride. Over the course of the film, she methodically tracks down and kills five men in a variety of ways, for reasons soon revealed to the audience. Backed by a stunning Bernard Herrmann score and clad in striking black and white costumes by Pierre Cardin, Moreau's unstoppable force of vengeance remains empathetic, a great credit to her craft. Truffaut demonstrates his idolization of Alfred Hitchcock in this cinematic tribute to the master of suspense, creating stylized set pieces of tension with touches of dark comedy to create a memorable piece of entertainment.

WHEN

WHERE

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
http://www.mfah.org/films/bride-wore-black/

TICKET INFO

$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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