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Truffaut Google Doodles


Today would have been filmmaker François Truffaut’s 80th birthday had he not passed away in 1984. To honor his birthday, Google posted a very special doodle in place of their logo today for users in (at least) the UK and France.1 It’s a shame inquisitive Americans weren’t treated to a brief introduction to the French master, but the doodles are easy enough to get to. Here they are:

Based on The 400 Blows.

Based on Jules and Jim.

Based on The Last Metro.

(via MUBI Notebook.)

  1. The US site for Google opted not to partake in the doodle.