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400 Blows


"400 Blows" a.k.a. "The 400 Blows" is a 1959 French drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a troublemaker. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character. The second is the short film Antoine and Colette.


"400 Blows" is a musical EP of Mao.

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  1. 400 Blows were a British industrial/post punk band founded in 1981.
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    • albums: "Look", "Movin'", "Runaway / Breakdown", "Groove Jumping", "The Good Clean English Fist", "The Return of the Dog", "Breakdown", "Pressure", "Let the Music Play", "Declaration of Intent", "…If I Kissed Her I'd Have To Kill Her First…"
  2. 400 Blows is a Los Angeles-based band, formed in 1997, and is signed to Gold Standard Laboratories. The group's sound incorporates elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal, and their live shows have been noted for their ferocity. After 3.19.98 in 1999, in 2000 the band released Black Rainbow, and their third LP was 2006's Angel's Trumpets and Devil's Trombones.
    • albums: "Black Rainbow", "Angel's Trumpets and Devil's Trombones"

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Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Civil Engineering, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical (1865)

by Edward Cresy

lifted by machinery, and giving from 300 to 400 blows per minute .

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