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Hitchcock/Truffaut Review

Film lovers will rejoice at this insightful, delightful look at seminal 1966 cinematic tome, Hitchcock/Truffaut. Kent Jones’ documentary entertainingly recounts the meetings between Hollywood’s Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and French New Wave legend Francois Truffaut. However, one will most likely spend most of the brief, 80-minute running time wishing to rewatch Hitchcock’s classics, especially the doc’s tentpole discussion starters, Vertigo and Psycho. Filmmakers like David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater and more discuss what Hitch means to them. They also provide their own interpretations of what sets the master apart from his directing peers. The documentary does not provide any sparkling new revelations about Hitchcock but should be seen by all lovers of cinema, especially young ones developing their appreciation for movies made before 1970.