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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

Director:  Kent Jones

Screenplay: Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana based on HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT by François Truffaut

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher, Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese.

Tagline: The Greatest Story Hitchcock Ever Told

The Plot.

In 1962, François Truffaut was on a hot streak.  Seen as one of the best young directors of the time, Truffaut  was already a triple Oscar nominee and double-award winner at Cannes.  Truffaut was also a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock.  So later that year, over the course of a week, Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock met for eight plus hours daily.  They discussed in detail Hitchcock’s films, his rationale for directing decisions and his thoughts on filmmaking.

Their conversations were recorded and transcribed. In 1966, Truffaut released HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT.  The book reached legendary status among filmmakers.  This documentary explores the interviews and highlights from Truffaut’s interviews with Hitchcock.

Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…

This is a must-see for Hitchcock fans.

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) rates 4 of 5 stars.