It took many years for America to acknowledge Alfred Hitchcock as being an artist and an exceptional director. He was liked upon as being more of an entertainer than anything else. This was never the case. In the early 1960s, a French director called Fran?ois Truffaut almost singlehandedly changed Hitchcock's legacy to being that of a filmmaker. This was achieved through lengthy discussions between the two men on the subject of Hitchcock's career as well as on cinema in general. A book was eventually published that covered all details of Hitchcock films. The above documentary chronicles the talks that transpired between Hitchcock and Truffaut. Directors from different countries and different eras, are interviewed regarding how Alfred Hitchcock has proved to be a big influence on them. In some ways, this documentary is the ultimate tribute to the "Master of Suspense." It sums up his talent very well by the discussions of the techniques Hitchcock used, as well as his unique gift for storytelling. An excellent documentary about one of the finest directors in the history of cinema.
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Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.
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- Language: Japanese
- Run Time: 79
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The Synopsis for Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) 720p
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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Hitchcock being acknowledged as an artist and as an exceptional director.Reviewed byalexanderdavies-99382Vote: 10/10
a book . as result of a legendary, fascinating meet. few confessions ofgreat directors. and the trip in the universe of Hitchcock. it is not alesson about cinema but perfect occasion to see, in other light,scenes, details, performances, steps of a British director who givesnew sense to Hollywood. not exactly revelations. and not onlyHitchcock. because the documentary propose only a sketch. like aspiderweb. result - an invitation. to see again the films of Hitchcock.to discover the universe of Truffaud. to be witness of a splendid formof admiration, a friendship and a game. to understand the root of aform of rehabilitation of the art of a great director. in essence, amust see for every film fan.
"Hitchcock/Truffaut" is not a film for everyone. Film students and film nuts might love it but the average viewer will be pretty bored with the material. The material consists of using a series of interviews between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock from 1966 in which the French director asked the British director about his craft. Originally, this resulted in a book with transcripts from the meeting but in this film you hear portions of the interview as well as hear from many famous filmmakers as well as see clips from various, mostly Hitchcock, films.
To love this documentary, you really need to buy into the central assumption of this film...that Hitchcock was the greatest (at least by 1966) filmmaker ever. It seems that the many directors who participated in this agreed and loved to talk about Hitchcock in almost godlike terms. And, this hero worship seemed to me to be a double-edged sword. Sure, they could talk about the great things he did on film. But, since he was a god, he was perfect and any shortcoming on Hitchcock's part simply wasn't considered. No filmmaker is truly godlike and for me the documentary just seemed to lack real objectivity. For example, they praised "Psycho" again and again...even though a very similar film, the brilliant "Peeping Tom" came out the year before but was seen by few because it was banned. So, in this sense, Hitchcock really wasn't first to make this sort of movie....though this wasn't acknowledged. Overall, worth seeing, perhaps, but not a must-see for me.