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[[Image:400BLOWS.jpg|thumb|300px|''The 400 Blows'', as seen on "Monsterpiece Theater".]]
 
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'''''The 400 Blows''''', or ''Les Quatre Cents Coups'', is a 1959 [[France|French]] film by François Truffaut. It is a film about an ordinary teen in Paris, thought to be a trouble maker by his parents and teachers. The French title is a reference to the French expression "faire les quatre cents coups", which means "to raise hell", but the English title is a direct translation, missing the meaning.
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'''''The 400 Blows''''', or ''Les Quatre Cents Coups'', is a 1959 [[France|French]] film by François Truffaut. It is a film about an ordinary teen in Paris, thought to be a trouble maker by his parents and teachers. The French title is a reference to the French expression "faire les quatre cents coups", which means "to raise hell", but the English title is a direct translation, missing the meaning.
   
The film was spoofed in a "[[Monsterpiece Theater]]" segment of ''[[Sesame Street]]''. The spoof is a take off of the [[The United States of America|American]] translation, and involves [[Grover]] attempting to blow out his the candles on his [[Birthday Cake]].
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The film was spoofed in a "[[Monsterpiece Theater]]" segment of ''[[Sesame Street]]''. The spoof is a take off of the [[The United States of America|American]] translation, and involves [[Grover]] attempting to blow out the candles on his [[Birthday Cake]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 01:44, December 6, 2010

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The 400 Blows, as seen on "Monsterpiece Theater".

The 400 Blows, or Les Quatre Cents Coups, is a 1959 French film by François Truffaut. It is a film about an ordinary teen in Paris, thought to be a trouble maker by his parents and teachers. The French title is a reference to the French expression "faire les quatre cents coups", which means "to raise hell", but the English title is a direct translation, missing the meaning.

The film was spoofed in a "Monsterpiece Theater" segment of Sesame Street. The spoof is a take off of the American translation, and involves Grover attempting to blow out the candles on his Birthday Cake.

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