“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
RELEASE DATE: 12/20/16
The Plot Thus Far
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 and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo.
Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.