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'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Doc Rounds Up Spielberg, Scorsese & Others
For anyone who has more than just a fleeting interest in the art of filmmaking, hopefully you've been made aware of the spectacular film text that is Hitchcock/Truffaut. The book contains in-depth and revealing interviews conducted with master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. However, rather that just being interviewed just any author or journalist, Hitchcock was interviewed by the influential French New Wave filmmaker Francois Truffaut. The result is some of the most impacting series of discussions about cinema you've ever heard that give insight not only into their filmmaking styles but also their lives. Now a documentary based on the book is in the works with tons of iconic directors appearing in the film. Read on!
Variety reports Kent Jones of Film Comment is putting together a new documentary that will feature the perspectives of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Olivier Assayas, David Fincher, the Dardenne brothers, James Gray, Richard Linklater, Arnaud Desplechin, Brian De Palma, and Wes Anderson, all speaking about how these interviews impacted the world of cinema itself and their approach to the art of motion pictures. The documentary, written by Cinémathèque Française’s Serge Toubiana, will intercut these interviews with commentary from the aforementioned filmmakers. It sounds like film course in itself, and it's slated to arrive sometime next spring. Cool?
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I attended Alfred Hitchcock's funeral in Beverly Hills in 1980, admittedly to see the stars come out as much as out of respect, but no one of Hollywood's royalty could have given me a greater thrill then when Francois Truffaut took the seat in front of me. The interviews that formed their iconic book can be heard in their entirety on-line at hitchcock.zone/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock_and_François_Truffaut_(Aug/1962)
shashibiya on May 20, 2014
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