Tirez Sur le Pianiste.
Ne Tirez Pas Sur le Pianiste.
Shoot the Piano Player.
Shoot the Pianist.
Don’t Shoot the Piano Player.

A movie with more names than Prince (rest his purple soul.)

This offering claims to be a commentary track for Truffaut’s 1960 New Wave “classic”, but in all honesty we can’t back that assertion up with paperwork. Drew and Craig bring you coughs, heavy breathing and bizarre Czech state TV musical numbers from 1978 but, crucially, almost no insight into this movie. Bravo!

Please note that this commentary is for the Criterion DVD release, and as such may run out of synch with other versions of the movie. Deal with it!

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