Just in time for Halloween, a career-spanning appreciation of Hitchcock’s work featuring Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson and more.
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène 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: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.
With wisely and wittily selected scenes from Hitchcock’s films to illustrate their points, filmmakers Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Wes Anderson and others discuss the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and the book “Hitchcock” by François Truffaut.
“An indispensable text for understanding the unique – and beleaguered – power of theatrical films. “ – The Wall Street Journal