In Francois Truffaut's seriocomedy The Man Who Loved Women
, the hero writes his autobiography and submits the manuscript to a publisher. We witness a discussion among the employees of the publishing house, who complain that they have no idea how to feel about this womanizing, skirt-chasing author -- if they should love him or hate him. They point out that in certain chapters he comes across as sympathetic, and at other times like a narcissistic, philandering heel. Then one of the employees (Brigitte Fossey) champions the memoir, arguing that the ambiguous tone is the chronicle's overarching strength -- "you aren't sure how to react to Bertrand -- it's exactly ...