Most of today’s top directors likely have at hand a well-thumbed copy of Francois Truffant’s seminal 1966 book of the same name, the result of a week of in-depth discussions in 1962 by the two masters about their art. Documentarian and New York Film Festival chief Kent Jones elaborates on the original audio recordings with photos, stunning clips from several Hitchcock groundbreakers and comments from honored talking heads, which include Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, David Fincher, Kyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson and Peter Bogdanovich. An absolute must for cinephiles. (79 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.