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3.3
419 Ratings

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Directed by Kent Jones
France, United States, 2015
Documentary

Synopsis

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut met for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—which became the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson, elucidated by today’s leading filmmakers.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut Directed by Kent Jones
Jones's choice of clips is superb, notably giving the silent period its due; often shorn of their narrative context, they amply demonstrate the power of the image to communicate without it. The film itself is brilliantly edited by Rachel Reichman, with an attention t detail that is worthy of its subject, implicitly supporting Jones's thesis.
February 05, 2016
The editing in this film is quick and playful, shots never lingering too long on any one thing, keeping the subject engaging and accessible to both cinephiles and the casual viewer. HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT is a celebration of the friendship the pair forged back in 1962 and the love of cinema as an art form.
December 18, 2015
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The film is more than just a tribute; it's a kind of re-enactment. Using a combination of the original audio files of Truffaut's interviews, along with these directors offering up their own interpretations and analyses of Hitchcock's work, the film, in the limited amount of time it has, replicates the effect of the book. The results are fascinating.
December 06, 2015
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