The French New Wave was one of the most important events in cinema history, and among its contributors was Francois Truffaut (1932-1984). Alongside Jean Luc Goddard, Eric Rohmer, and others, Truffaut helped form the movement's aesthetics and vision. He made films that reflected his three most personal passions - a love of cinema, an interest in the difficulties of male-female relationships, and a fascination of the problems of children.This collection of interviews follows Truffaut's creative evolution from his directorial debut with "The 400 Blows" (1959) to his last feature "Vivement Dimanche!" (1983). It also explores how Truffaut - a perceptive film-critic as well as maker - was just as concerned with the process of film-making as well as the final product, and how that came across in both his writing and his directing.