Monday, July 4, 2016

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

Director: Kent Jones. 79 min. Rated PG-13. France/USA. Documentary.

Yes, I too in my teens used the "Hitchcock/Truffaut" book as a Bible, as soon I recognized film as art instead of mere entertainment. I too would gobble up what these two grand-masters discussed about each Hitchcock film, as soon as I watched one. So a documentary about that book, and how living auteurs (Scorsese, Fincher, Linklater, Anderson) praise the master, isn't far-fetched. Instead of large segments analyzing Vertigo and Psycho, I was expecting a more even-handed approach to all of Hitch's films (there's near-zero talk of Rear Window or Dial M for Murder). Nonetheless, this a movie-lovers' gem.

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