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.