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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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Kent Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Narrator in French version (voice)
Bob Balaban ... Narrator (voice)
Wes Anderson ... Himself
James Gray ... Himself
David Fincher ... Himself
Olivier Assayas ... Himself
Paul Schrader ... Himself
Richard Linklater ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
François Truffaut ... Himself (archive footage)
Alma Reville Alma Reville ... Herself (archive footage)
Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... Himself
Arnaud Desplechin ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Greatest Story Hitchcock Ever Told

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material and violent images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Japanese

Release Date:

31 March 2016 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitchcock og Truffaut See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,178, 6 December 2015

Gross USA:

$260,430

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$386,471
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Both Hitchcock and Truffaut could actually speak quite adequately in the language of the other, as can be heard in off camera moments. However neither felt confident enough, so they used Helen Scott, a bilingual Truffaut collaborator, to provide simultaneous translation. See more »

Quotes

François Truffaut: Your type of picture, people get enjoyment but pretend that they haven't been fooled and then, begrudgingly, their pleasure later on.
Alfred Hitchcock: Yes.
François Truffaut: When I say pleasure I don't mean amusement...
Alfred Hitchcock: They're obviously, they're going to sit there and say "show me" and they expect to anticipate, "I know what's coming next". I have to say, "Do you?"
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a book. and its seductive story
1 September 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a book . as result of a legendary, fascinating meet. few confessions of great directors. and the trip in the universe of Hitchcock. it is not a lesson about cinema but perfect occasion to see, in other light, scenes, details, performances, steps of a British director who gives new sense to Hollywood. not exactly revelations. and not only Hitchcock. because the documentary propose only a sketch. like a spiderweb. result - an invitation. to see again the films of Hitchcock. to discover the universe of Truffaud. to be witness of a splendid form of admiration, a friendship and a game. to understand the root of a form of rehabilitation of the art of a great director. in essence, a must see for every film fan.


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