It's a fairly interesting piece of documentary, but it serves more as a teaser to watch Hitchcock's movies or as a promo to the book than as an actual portrait of his style and form; that aside, it does capture the influence Hitchcock had on both his successors and Truffaut himself. A worthy watch, but especially so for those who are not familiar with Hitchcock's work.
Two of the most overrated, over-inflated, ego-maniacal and flatulent directors in cinema start their own mutual admiration fan club. The rest is history. Especially boring are the many segments of the also overrated and ego-maniacal Martin Scorcese sitting on a couch pontificating. May be of interest to hardcore fans or neophytes. Some of these guys' films are pretty good but it doesn't justify their ginormous egos.
Un grazie al regista anche solo per il coraggio di aver voluto portare in scena questo saggio. Perché di questo si tratta, un saggio su come Truffaut abbia cambiato il modo di percepire Hitch e, ovviamente, sull'importanza del più grande regista inglese. Goduria cinefila pura. Unica pecca, a tratti, il ritmo.