Hitchcock/Truffaut Trailer. Kent Jones‘ Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) movie trailer stars James Gray, Peter Bogdanovich, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorcese and David Fincher. Hitchcock/Truffaut‘s plot synopsis: “Filmmakers discuss how François Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock” influenced their work.”
Alfred Hitchcock is a legendary historical figure. Everyone knows his name, his appearance, and has seen at least two of his films (a number I’ve made up myself but feel quite accurate about). His iconic horror film that was aped and imitated, sequelized and immortalized as one of the most significant horror films of all time – Psycho (1960) – ignited a fire in the recesses of my derelict mind that spawned a lifelong obsession and admiration of horror films. North by Northwest (1959) is one of the staples of political-thrillers, with a leading man on the run from forces continuously revealing themselves to him (and us). It’s tight, exhilarating, and an obvious influence on all derivations of it that were to come in the 1970s. I won’t even express how glorious, how taught, how suspenseful, how delicious Rear Window (1954) is.
François Truffaut is a legend in his own right, having spearheaded the French New Wave movement with films like The 400 Blows (1959), Breathless (1960), and Jules et Jim (1962). These were his best films when he met Hitchcock in the mid-1960s to have a week-long, transcribed discussion about film and the techniques employed by both. He was half as old as Hitchcock, but deserved to be at that table. The resulting book that was published in 1967 is one for the ages. It’s truly a treasure, and one that I must remember to purchase as to have it safeguarded as a belonging, and not the old relic I rented from the public library as a teen.
Filmmaking documentaries are like pizza to me – I’m always ready, willing, and excited. There’s little else that excites me as much as listening to people who are excellent at what they do speak about their craft, the ones they look up to in that craft, and the enthusiasm and excitement conveyed in their voice. This is a documentary that has David Fincher, Martin Scorcese, and Wes Anderson talk for several minutes – something I’ll gladly sit down for.
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