Magazine article Screen International

Hitchcock and Truffaut: Meeting of the Minds

Magazine article Screen International

Hitchcock and Truffaut: Meeting of the Minds

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The film is inspired by Truffaut's classic 1966 book Cinema According To Hitchcock, and goes behind the scenes of the epic 27 hours of audio recordings of the two great directors. Also, filmmakers from Wes Anderson and David Fincher to Martin Scorsese and Arnaud Desplechin talk about how influential the book has been to their lives and careers.

Jones, the director of the New York Film Festival, co-wrote the film with Serge Toubiana, director of Cinematheque Francaise.

Jones first read the book when he was 12, and said yes immediately when he was asked to take over the project.

"I decided very early that I didn't want to have interviews with experts or actors, I juts wanted filmmakers because it's a passionate book about filmmaking.

Showing clips of the masters' films was essential. "With Hitchcock and Truffaut, here are two people who are reticent about expressing themselves emotionally through conversation, they do it through their films. …

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