Trailer For ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Explores the Careers of Two Legendary Directors

Written by on September 28, 2015 

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Closing out the cinematic year we’ll get perhaps the finest love letter imaginable. Kent Jones, who is busy heading up the New York Film Festival,  premiered his documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut which depicts the week-long talks between the two and subsequent book, along with their careers — at Cannes and now it’ll get a release this December.

Featuring interviews with top filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader, Cohen Media Group have now released the first trailer, which should convince any cinephile to put this at the top of their queue.

We said in our review, “As highly watchable as it is for any cinephile, the question arises: why now? To make more sense of contemporary cinephilia, or rather to form a through line in a field of interest increasingly marked by confusion and contradiction (all due to the Internet)? In one of the most interesting interview comments, David Fincher notes that Hitchcock’s films were a response to the structured society of the time, which he turned on its head and gradually revealed the evil underneath of, while today’s sensory overload of screens and information is more difficult to turn inwards.” Check out the trailer below.

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.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut opens on December 2nd.


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