“Hitchcock/Truffaut” is a documentary that came out near the end of last year. Focusing on the interview that spawned the famous 1962 film study tome, one always wondered what was said during those meetings. Now, you get to hear some of the original audio. The rest is talking head interviews with Hitchcock entourage and filmmakers fawning over both film masters. If that sounds like a fun way to spend the Holidays, then I’ve got a film for you.
For those on the fence, consider this documentary a chance to learn more about both directors. If you’re a younger film fan, then pair this film with the actual book. Hearing the directors talk and the quick cuts to their work might help to frame an approach to their work. I know that younger American Film students have a hard time with Truffaut. But, use this documentary as your first step into a larger world. For the non film history fans, don’t worry. We’ll be back to horror movies and cartoons soon.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track