Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Heavily composed of archival footage, this feature delves deep into the filmmaking mind of Alfred Hitchcock – locked in discussion with legendary French director François Truffaut (The 400 Blows). These interviews expose Hitchcock as a master craftsman of cinematic suspense.

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting - used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut - this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time.

Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.

2015Rating: PG, Violence, coarse language and sexual references80 minsFrance, USA
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

As far religious tomes on cinema go, Hitchcock/Truffaut ranks up there with the most essential. The 1966 publication, resulting from a series of interviews with Hitchcock conducted by French New Wave director François Truffaut, is the basis for Kent Jones’ engaging, though not terribly revealing documentary.

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Variety

Variety

Accessible yet intelligent, the 80-minute docu should reward institutional retrospectives and homevideo viewing alike.

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Time Out

Time Out

For all his bankability, Hitch was underappreciated until this study came along. Jones vibes off that idea, turning Truffaut's enthusiasm into an honourable act of reclamation.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Jones fashions an unfaltering encomium that's entirely free of the highfalutin monologues that might deter noncinephiles.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A tribute to a pioneering act of cinephilia, cinema criticism and living ancestor worship.

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Stuff

Stuff

A rigorous and entertaining look at how Hitchcock managed to deliver his own delicate and dark obsessions in a package that thrilled audiences all over the world.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Kent Jones' doc on the groundbreaking interview book gets you drunk on Hitchcock's films again. Nirvana for movie lovers.

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New York Post

New York Post

The fact is that Hitchcock made some of the poorest movies of his career after "Hitchcock/Truffaut'' vaulted him to the top of the pantheon - but you wouldn't know it from this documentary, aimed at newcomers to Hitchcock's work.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Will be a top draw wherever films about filmmakers are welcome.

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