Google Doodle gives a wave to François Truffaut
Google have today used their search engine Doodle image to celebrate the 80th birthday of New Wave cinema pioneer François Truffaut.
Three images, each depicting a scene from one of his films, have been popped up on the site today in place of the standard Google logo.
Truffaut, born February 6th 1932, kicked off his career as a film critic on the Cahiers du cinéma and Cahiers magazine before deciding to get behind the camera himself. Kicking off with the short film Une Visite in 1955 and following on in his career with highlights such as Jules et Jim (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Truffaut went on to win an Oscar and a BAFTA for La Nuit Américaine in 1973.
Truffaut died on 21 October 1984, aged 52 at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France.
Google are churning out Doodle’s by the dozen these days; just 37 days into 2012, we’ve already had 25 themes adorn the search engine.
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Finally! Godard always gets all of the credit, but Truffaut was always the finest of the french new wave directors. He deserves it. Thanks Google!