3.5/4

Hitchcock/Truffaut [2015] ★★★½

 HitchcockTruffaut_posterFascinating documentary is a must-see for every cinephile out there. Film Historian Kent Jones aims high and succeeds with flying colors as he takes us back to 1962, when a young Francois Truffaut asked Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock to sit for an 8 day interview. And what an interview it was! We get to hear both filmmakers’ voice taken from audio tapes and see unforgettable photographs of two men from totally different backgrounds who share the same passion. Truffaut eventually released a book entitled “Hitchcock/Truffaut” in 1967 and the two became friends until Hitchcock’s death in 1980. Jones also gathered some brilliant filmmakers to talk about Hitchcock’s influence on their own films, including Wes Anderson, David Fincher and the great Martin Scorsese. From “Blackmail” and “The Man who Knew too much” to “Vertigo and “Psycho”, this unique documentary will make you fall in love with Hitchcock’s movies all over again. You can’t possibly miss that.

Rating: 3.5/4

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