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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 31 March 2016 (Russia)
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Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

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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. Written by Cohen Media Website

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The Greatest Story Hitchcock Ever Told

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive material and violent images | See all certifications »
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$28,178 (USA) (4 December 2015)

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$304,899 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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Kent Jones said that Brian De Palma declined to participate because of De Palma (2015): "...Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow just did a movie about him. They worked on that film for about 4 years. I asked [De Palma] and he said he wanted to save what he thought about Hitchcock for their movie." [2015] See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock: [Discussing "Vertigo"] The sex, psychological side, is that you have a man creating a sex image that he can't go to bed with her until he's got her back - to the thing he wants to go to bed with.
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Provides real insights into Hitchcock and filmmaking
1 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fascinating look at Alfred Hitchcock stemming from Francois Truffaut's legendary interviews with him, as well as their correspondence and deep friendship afterwards. The book that Truffaut would write about it became a groundbreaking reference book for filmmakers in 1966, and really opened the world's eyes to the artistry in Hitchcock's films. Despite his fame, Hitchcock was known as more as a popular director, and did not get enough credit for his genius. Truffaut, 33 years younger and acclaimed for his first few films which were viewed as 'artistic', idolized the man, and helped change that. The documentary includes Hitchcock and Truffaut's thoughts about clips from his great films, as well as a few snippets of Truffaut's own brilliant work. Just as importantly, it includes commentary from Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdonavich, David Fincher, and many other American and French directors who were interviewed, providing real insight. Interesting to anyone who loves the art of cinema, and very interesting to those who love Hitchcock.


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