Filmmaker Francois Truffaut would have been eighty today and, unexpectedly, there's a Google Doodle to commemorate the fact. Given the example of Eric Rohmer and Ken Russell, were he around today he might still be active. Though you could probably say that about anyone. The 400 Blows from 1959 is still a kicking testament to angry energy, though I am fond of his chilly account of adultery La Peau Douce. Here's what I wrote about them, some time ago. And below, cinema's greatest scene featuring both a typewriter and a beach.