Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut’s 1966 bo­ok Cinema According to Hitchcock influenced their work.

United States 2015
  • Czech
80 min.

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 the viewer 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, and others.

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Director: Kent Jones
Screenplay: Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana
Cinematography: Nick Bentgen, Daniel Cowen, Eric Gautier, Mihai Malaimare Jr., Lisa Rinzler, Genta Tamaki
Music: Jeremiah Bornfield
Editing: Rachel Reichman
Producer: Charles S. Cohen, Olivier Mille
Co-production: Rachel Reichman
Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher