French New wave Hero
Francois Truffeat was especially connecting to me because of 400 blows which is film I REALLY enjoyed. His creativity is also apparent when he made the project to use the same actor for his films for a period of 20 years. Overall he just seemed to astound everybody around him with his ideas which commendable.
Formalism basically states how a films plot aligns to a certain structure that is apparent across a whole genre or group of movies in general. This idea of stories aligning to a structure has been apparent for ages since Greek times where the Monomyth was apparent.