This documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" is interesting and informativefor the way it details the way the master of suspense worked on hisfilms as Hitch was an icon and inspiration to many as you and manyothers know his movies left a lasting impact! However many may not knowthat a 1966 book was published called "Hitchcock/Truffaut" it was abook on cinema and how that the work of Alfred had influenced Frenchdirector and writer Truffaut. As during this film you the viewer get tohear the actual audio recordings of the interview for the book and seeclips from many of Hitch's films and it gives in detail Alfred'sbackground to the days even when he started in advertising. And ittalks about how Alfred saw the world as a one world view director asoften calling his actors and actresses cattle, clearly Alfred wasdemanding as discussed is how he shot his films with an emphasis onspace and geography. And anyone who's watched a lot of Hitchcock moviesknow that his camera work was top notch the way he did scenes at anglesthe documentary talks of this also. Aside from the clips and talk ofthe impact of his movies other well known directors talk about howAlfred influenced their work as in the film Wes Anderson, DavidFincher, and Richard Linklater to name a few give their take on Hitch.Overall good informative documentary that was an interesting look atthe master of suspense.
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Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.
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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.
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Reviewed byDanny BlankenshipVote: 8/10/10
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) was written and directed by Kent Jones. Themovie is a documentary about the two-week period during which the youngFrench filmmaker Francois Truffaut interviewed the older filmmakerAlfred Hitchcock. Truffaut--who greatly admired Hitchcock's work--waswriting a book about Hitchcock. It was published in 1966 with the title"Cinema According to Hitchcock."
This long interview was sound recorded, but apparently not entirelyfilmed. So, often we are watching a still while the words are given asvoice-over. We see clips of great Hitchcock and Truffaut movies, butusually I couldn't see the relationship between the words and the filmclips.
Also, Hitchcock spoke English, and Truffaut spoke French, so each washearing the other person's words through a interpreter. (Obviously, theinterpreter was a professional. Still, unless you know both languageswell, you can't tell whether each man is hearing the essence of theother man's words.)
Most of the movie consists of comments about Hitchcock, Truffaut, andthe book given by famous film directors. These include PeterBogdanovich, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Paul Schrader, and Martin Scorsese.
I'm a movie buff, and I've reviewed over 600 movies for IMDb since1999. However, I don't understand the intricate technical subtletiesthat film professors teach, and that were discussed in this movie. Ifelt as if I were outside, looking inside, watching professionals talkabout their magic. I would have preferred less talking and more filmclips, but director Jones wanted to give us talking heads instead. Ofcourse, the heads that were talking were highly successful moviedirectors, so it's hard to complain. However, this is a better moviefor highly knowledgeable film people. It was interesting enough for mywife and me, but I won't suggest that you seek it out unless you arereally versed in cinema.
We saw this film at the wonderful Dryden Theatre in the George EastmanMuseum in Rochester, NY. Naturally, because the movies discussed weremeant for the large screen, the film clips work better on a largescreen. However, the interviews will work just as well on a smallscreen.
The Greatest Story Hitchcock Ever Told
HITCHCOCK/Truffaut; Document, UK. 2015. director Kent Jones. 78minutes. Viewed on Saturday afternoon in the little tent at SodankyläMidnight Sun Film Festival June 2016. Makes you want to read and devourthe celebrated Truffaut book on Hitch ASAP. Fantastic film. Great shotsof Hitchcock film posters. Sharply selected excerpts from Hitchcockfilms. Opens with a stark still shot of actress Sylvia Sidney in"Sabotage", 1936, and takes off from there on a whirlwind tour of thedirector's career and obliquely some, but not too much, of his personallife.
Comments by Scorcese, Schrader, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovitch,Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, David Fincher andeven young Jean-Luc Godard, among others. All indicating how they wereinfluenced by Hitchcock one way or another. Kiyoshi speaks in Japanese,the French directors in French. Subtitles in Finnish (natch)...
Many shots of Hitchcock as a young man in London, not yet as rocky-polyas he became later. Actually, not a bad looking if slightly portlyyoung man on a roll. The importance of his wife in the background.Throughout his career he consulted with her regularly on all of hisfilms although she was only credited officially in a few of the earlyones. He is invited to Hollywood. Has no interest in Tinseltown but isitching to get into a fully equipped Hollywoid studio.
One of the high points of the film is an extensive discussion of themaking of PSYCHO, it's social impact in 1960 (people were literallyscreaming in the theaters!) and a detailed analysis of the constructionof the infamously famous shower scene in which ultra sexy Janet Leighis stabbed to death by ultra-psycho Anthony Perkins. This discussion ofthe making of that flabbergastingly powerful scene by the masterhimself could be excerpted and show on its own as a completeindependent master class in filmmaking. Mr. Jones's magnificent 78minute film about the making of a book is, in fact, a Master Class indocumentary filmmaking, and on its own justified this trip to the upperreaches of Finland. Hats off -- Bravo! -- I want to own this film so Ican watch it over and over endlessly.
Among other things it reminds me of my own relationship to Hitchcockover the years. As a youth I saw many of his films routinely when theycame out at my neighborhood theater but only thought of them as greatentertainment, not as Great Art. It was only when I was a student oflinguistics at UCLA that I met many students from the film departmentwho worshiped him as a true artist and a creative genius that my viewsbegan to change.
At the Pacific Film Archive in 1975 I saw every film in a completeHitchcock retrospective arranged by Tom Luddy who later founded theTelluride film festival. It was at this time that I truly began tounderstand the difference between film as entertainment and film as artand how the two can merge without contradiction simultaneouslysatisfying the intellect as well as the need for fun and distraction.
Truffaut himself is, of course, a major character in this film withlive and still footage of Hitchcock as well. Many stills are shown fromthe three day interview in Hitchcock's office at Universal studios in1962 which served as the basis for the book --with Truffaut, Hitchcockand a woman interpreter -- Truffaut didn't know English nor didHitchcock know French. Yet the master recognized Truffaut as anupcoming talent and a worthy interviewer. The Point is made that theywere of different generations but each was cognizant of film as art andrespected the other. Although at the time of the interviews, 1962,Truffaut had only made three films, he was already recognized as amajor new director of international importance. In a late ceremonialspeech at the Hollywood Oscars Truffaut, underlining the respect inwhich Hitchcock was held in France as opposed to the cretin like lackof respect in America, Truffaut states a bit bluntly: "In America youcall him "Hitch" ~~ in France we call him Monsieur Hitchcock!" --
To the very end Monsieur Hitchcock wavered between seeing himself asprimarily entertainer or primarily artist but there is no doubt that hewas most interested in connecting with and manipulating the emotions ofthe audience. So, in a sense he was above all a master of masspsychology --another point subtly and effectively made in thisexceptional study of an exceptional film career.
Hitchcock dies on April 29, 1980 at age 81, and most surprisinglyTruffaut less than four years later, on October 21, 1984, at theuntimely age of 52 of a brain tumor. Hitch's career was over butTruffaut still had untold amounts of offerings in store. His book onHitchcock and this film about the book and the man behind the book arenow part of his deathless contribution to the history of Cinema.