Thursday, October 22, 2015

'Hitchcock/Truffaut': Directors from Fincher to Scorsese Revisit Truffaut's Famous Interview

With his documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" (December 2), New York Film Festival programming director Kent Jones takes us back to the legendary 1962 27-hour interview between French critic-auteur Francois Truffaut and British master Alfred Hitchcock. The movie plays some of the recordings that were translated and transcribed by Helen Scott in Truffaut’s classic 1966 cinephile must-read, “Cinema According to Hitchcock.” Truffaut was at the beginning of his career, while Hitchcock was nearing the end of his.  Jones ("A Letter to Elia"), who wrote the film with French critic Serge Toubiana, also brings in directors David Fincher, Paul Schrader, Richard...

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