After a tip of the hat to the biggest snowflake last month, Google has now given an homage to French filmmaker and critic François Truffaut with a Google Doodle to celebrate what would have been his 80th birthday.

The newest Google Doodle is now available in Europe, and should arrive on Google's United States site later on Monday (adjusting for time zones).

Legendary Filmmakers

François Truffaut was a masterful screenwriter and film director, as well as an acerbic critic of modern cinema.

Before he passed away at the tragically young age of 52, in October 1984, Truffaut was one of the leaders of the French New Wave, shocking and reworking French cinematic expectations with films like The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cent Coups, 1959), The Wild Child (L'Enfant Sauvage, 1970) and Day For Night (La Nuit Américaine, 1973).

He is regarded by many as one of the most influential French filmmakers ever to have lived. Later in life, the New Wave director and critic even took on acting, playing scientist Claude Lacombe in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The Truffaut Google Doodles

On what would have been his 80th birthday, Google has decided to honor him with not one but three Google Doodles, which searchers can see by clicking an arrow to right of the first Doodle that pops up.

The first features the Google logo in black, white and yellow, with the figure of Antoine Doinel from The 400 Blows replacing the second g in the logo.

The second Google Doodle shows three figures running past a large and imposing fence, with Google written across in blue letters.

The third features a couple in what looks to be the lobby of an old-time movie theater, with Google written in deep red in the background.

Below, check out a video compilation courtesy of Google France to see what Francois Traffaut Google Doodles to look forward to, and watch clips from three of his classic movies: The 400 Blows, L'Enfant Sauvage and Day For Night.

Truffaut Google Doodle Slides:

Truffaut's The 400 Blows: Final Scene

Truffaut's L'Enfant Sauvage: Trailer

Truffaut's Day For Night: Scene