By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
“We did not think it was a Francois Truffaut movie about adolescence,” Harvey Weinstein, the co-chief of The Weinstein Co., says of the 1959 film The 400 Blows, the first art house picture he ever saw, with his brother Bob and other friends, back when he was a kid growing up in the projects of Flushing, New York. “We thought it was about something else completely, something we were lacking in a huge way,” he adds with a laugh. Harvey and Bob’s friends, who were accustomed to popular movies like Hercules, left after French subtitles appeared, but Harvey, now 63, and Bob, now 61, stuck around — and have been associated with art house movies ever since.
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