Google Doodle celebrates Francois Truffaut
The French New Wave filmmaker was honored with a Google Doodle on Feb. 6.
Mon, Feb 06 2012 at 12:58 PM
PARIS — Google Doodle, which highlights anniversaries on the Google search engine, showcased Francois Truffaut, the late French "new wave" film-maker who would have turned 80 on Feb. 6.
Truffaut, who died of cancer at age 52, notably directed the films "the 400 blows" (1959), "Jules and Jim" (1962), and "The last metro" (1980) which Google Doodle illustrators chose to remember on the search engine's homepage.
Doodles are graphics added to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists, according to the Google internet site.
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