Run time 80 min
Directed by Kent Jones
Written by Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana
Starring Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader, Mathieu Amalric (narrator)
Synopsis: The story behind an historic moment in cinema history
Alfred Hitchcock was a master showman, disguising his complex, troubling thrillers as escapist baubles for diversion and entertainment. In 1962, he spent a week being interviewed by François Truffaut, a young French filmmaker who regarded him as a serious artist and trailblazing pioneer in the use of film grammar. This thrilling documentary from Kent Jones (A Letter to Elia (2010) recalls their encounter and Truffaut’s subsequent book, which influenced generations of filmmakers from Peter Bogdanovich to Martin Scorsese to David Fincher, many of whom appear as interviewees in the film. URL: http://www.hitchcocktruffaut.co.uk/
This excellent documentary is unmissable for all those who are serious about cinema and familiar with Hitchcock – a totally engrossing watch as an array of famous auteurs discuss the two great film-makers and their influence on cinema. An excellent companion piece to the seminal book.
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