DVD - 2016
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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-scene 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. Includes bonus materials.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,5.1 surround (English),Dolby Digital,rda
video file,Blu-Ray,region 1,rda


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Mar 21, 2018

so far, we have a negative, and a positive, review. I weigh in on the positive side. the dvd appears not to be of significant depth, but the lengthy treatment of the difficult movie, VERT
IGO, and the seemingly horrific PSYCHO, make this a valuable addition to the cinephiles' experience of collection. There is a token dealing with Truffaut's film career. Still haven't seen JULES AND JIM.....

Aug 10, 2017

Long drawn out affair that offers very little insight into either Hitchcock or Truffaut. Sub titles almost impossible to read - often white on white background. Voices overlaying one another in two different languages - yes I know that is how it was recorded but it makes for a lousy documentary. Can't recommend this one.

Jul 25, 2017

Very interesting doc film based on an important textbook/bible-like/inspiration source book in the film director community about the film artistry of Alfred Hitchcock. Like many good biographies, this flick reveals the key ingredients that created the filmmaker named Alfred then dives more deeply into his area of mastery...here that's filmcraft.

Learning about Hitchcock's non-linear pathway to being a film director -- trained as an engineer, worked in advertising, then in various gigs within the making of silent films until he was asked to direct a his first film at the ripe age of 23. He went on to direct Britain's first "talkie" motion picture. This background combined with "I'm completely visual" and being the first director to have the courage to "be himself" set the stage for his leading edge story telling and filmmaking techniques.

I want to read the 1966 book by Francois Truffaut...and revisit some Hitchcock films like Vertigo to view them with a more appreciative eye. Provoking interest in digging deeper and broader as a result of a biography (film or book) = success in my "book". Enjoy!

A documentary exploration of the seminal text of the 1960s, HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, with plenty of great interview clips of Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Linklater et al. This film communicates an almost tactile love of cinema. Heavy emphasis on VERTIGO and PSYCHO. Would have been nice to have a sweeping summation of Hitchcock's oeuvre from the silent era to FAMILY PLOT, but the viewer does come away with a greater appreciation for his work as well as what a mensch Truffaut was.

May 25, 2017

This documentary is disappointing...with all the glowing reviews, expected more...very dis-jointed...we learn really nothing new about Hitchcock's filming technique....perhaps the book is better........2 stars...


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