Half a century after the publication of the book Hitchcock, by François Truffaut, Kent Jones invites filmmakers (Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Paul Schrader) to share their thoughts on the master of suspense.
Don’t enter this film expecting to find risk or formal approaches away from the most conventional canons of documentary filmmaking. When you’re dealing with material like the famous interviews François Truffaut did to Alfred Hitchcock, you practically don’t need anything else in order to come up with a good film. These dialogues are the genesis of the essential book that contains them, which helped critics understand what audiences already knew: that that “commercial filmmaker” was a true auteur. The film features audios from these encounters, images of Hitchcock and Truffaut and opinions by many directors. Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, among others, try to explain the reason why the work by the creator of Vertigo is always current and modern. FEJL
D: Kent Jones G: Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana E: Rachel Reichman M: Jeremiah Bornfield P: John Kochman, Daniel Battsek PE: Charles S. Cohen, Olivier Mille CP: Cohen Media Group, Artline Films, Arte France I: Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese
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He was born in the US, and is one of the founding names of contemporary criticism. He was the editor for the magazine Film Comment and directed the documentary Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (Bafici ‘06). He also co-directed, together with Martin Scorsese, A Letter to Elia (2010; Bafici ‘11) and at in the jury of Bafici ‘09.