Hitchcock/Truffaut

2015

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IMDb Rating 7.4

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MisterWhiplash 9/10

I think if I were a budding film buff, this would be one of theessential movies in my collection. I even remember when I was about13/14 years old when the Starz channel had some made-for-TV doc in thelate 90&#x27;s about Hitchcock (it featured Bogdanovich saying the exactsame words, I can remember them it&#x27;s that clear, about Psycho as hedoes in this doc, plus De Palma, who isn&#x27;t here perhaps as it&#x27;d be tooobvious), but it has the bonus of being about this book and what thatwas all about: understanding film grammar and an artist&#x27;s worldview.What is that worldview? Cinema, and pure cinema, as much as possible,even when it doesn&#x27;t make sense. Actually Hitchcock addresses that inone of the audio excerpts that were recorded for the book: &#x22;logic isdull.&#x22; It&#x27;s all talking heads, but that&#x27;s fine as well - while I mighthave liked a little more of the tension between the two directorselaborated on (I may also have more insight from reading a biography onHitchcock where the whole Truffaut book interview) where at times thiswas more probing and uncomfortable on Hitchcock&#x27;s part, it still works- because this is made for two audiences: those who know a lot aboutHitchcock, and those who may be more casual, like only seen Psycho orVertigo or North by Northwest at best. Or for young people who may betold about Hitchcock or that something is Hitchcockian, to come acrossthis is an excellent little film seminar, if not film school, which hasthe wise choice of showing clips from most of the major Hitchcocks, butalso the silents (a piece on Easy Virtue is wonderful, as well asextolling a few of the really pure cinematic moments of Topaz).<br><br>But what is &#x22;pure&#x22; cinema in the Hitchcock sense? Not having to explainmuch, not even having to rely on the usual exposition-logic that bogsfilms down sometimes, especially in modern cinema. For Hitchcock a wayof elevating a thriller or simple suspense picture or a movie about aman stabbing a woman in a shower to something close to poetry is aboutmanipulating time. While becoming a master of manipulating time andspace (and space being something taken for granted by filmmakers, hereit&#x27;s emphasized several times and for good reason), it comes down to amixture of... knowing the most effective ways to tell the story, toknow more-so what *not* to show than what to do, having your actorsproperly know what they&#x27;re doing and bring an emotional dimension thatthe director can&#x27;t bring (which could bring conflict with a guy likeMontgomery Clift), and having the ability to bring the personal intothe commercial.<br><br>While one can certainly say with good reason &#x22;well, just go read thebook&#x22;, I think Kent Jones&#x27; aim is to make clear how much of a globalimpact, from movie lords like Scorsese and Fincher and Linklater to theFrench (Assayas and Desplain) to Kiyoshi Kurosawa, this man had oncinema, and that the book was a force for real change and reevaluationof what cinema meant to the art form. There&#x27;s the temptation atdifferent times, depending on how one looks at his career, to say thatHItchcock got too much attention and also not enough, which is whatTruffaut did as being simply a gigantic fan himself. So it makes sensethat the highlights of the doc are long looks at Vertigo (how Scorsesebreaks down individual sequences would make this a recommendation forme alone) and Psycho, and how the power of the film came and stillcomes from what Hitchcock does to his audience&#x27;s expectations: &#x22;I&#x27;m notgoing to give you what you want, I&#x27;m going to give you something else.&#x22;In about 80 minutes I got what I wanted and hoped for: a fun and lovingtribute to a man&#x27;s career through another artist&#x27;s work (Truffaut getsa little time as well via 400 Blows and Jules &#x26; Jim), though it&#x27;s notwithout a few little touches of self-doubt (what if he had done *more*experimentation, not stuck in the thriller genre his whole career). Ionly wish it was longer.

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Reviewed by Robert J. Maxwell ([email protected]) 7/10

Not the usual kind of biographical stuff about the celebrity&#x27;schildhood and how he &#x22;rose to prominence&#x22; before he &#x22;fell from grace.&#x22;In other words it&#x27;s not an episode of &#x22;Biography.&#x22; The object ofattention is the book, &#x22;Cinema According to Hitchcock&#x22; by an admirerand fellow director Francois Truffaut, published in 1966.<br><br>The film is roughly (but only roughly) chronological and thebiographical material is limited but covers both Hitchcock and hisinterviewer. What makes it more interesting than it might be is thatTruffaut was about half Hitchcock&#x27;s age. They came from differenttraditions -- Hitch from the silents, when everything needed to bespelled out visually, and Truffaut from the French &#x22;New Wave&#x22; cinema ofthe early 1960s, when the rules were thrown out the window.<br><br>Despite their different styles, they never clash. Truffaut is too goodnatured for that, and Hitch too distantly polite in his British way.Only once, in the book, not in the film, is there any sign of friction,when Truffaut suggests a different way Hitch might have handled a sceneand he replies, &#x22;It seems you want me to write for an art houseaudience.&#x22; Lots of excerpts from Hitch&#x27;s movies and several fromTruffaut&#x27;s as well. A good deal of attention is paid to cinematictechniques -- the position of the camera, the lighting, the pattern ofthe images themselves. Some of the talking heads, and Hitchcockhimself, come up with implications that to me seem questionable. Ican&#x27;t manage to convince myself that, while waiting for Kim Novack toemerge fully transformed from the bathroom, Jimmy Stewart is &#x22;gettingan erection.&#x22; In fact, I can&#x27;t imagine Jimmy Stewart getting anerection at all.<br><br>I suspect the program might disappoint some viewers who don&#x27;t want tolisten to the interlocutors making polite jokes. (Twice, Hitch is aboutto tell an anecdote and asks for the recorder to be turned off.)Nothing in the movie is critical of either Truffaut or Hitchock, whobecame an alcoholic during his last years.<br><br>There are photos from the interview and excerpts from the recording, aswell as a description of the surprising friendship that developedbetween the two. I thought it was all fascinating.

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Reviewed by Danny Blankenship 8/10

This documentary &#x22;Hitchcock/Truffaut&#x22; is interesting and informativefor the way it details the way the master of suspense worked on hisfilms as Hitch was an icon and inspiration to many as you and manyothers know his movies left a lasting impact! However many may not knowthat a 1966 book was published called &#x22;Hitchcock/Truffaut&#x22; it was abook on cinema and how that the work of Alfred had influenced Frenchdirector and writer Truffaut. As during this film you the viewer get tohear the actual audio recordings of the interview for the book and seeclips from many of Hitch&#x27;s films and it gives in detail Alfred&#x27;sbackground to the days even when he started in advertising. And ittalks about how Alfred saw the world as a one world view director asoften calling his actors and actresses cattle, clearly Alfred wasdemanding as discussed is how he shot his films with an emphasis onspace and geography. And anyone who&#x27;s watched a lot of Hitchcock moviesknow that his camera work was top notch the way he did scenes at anglesthe documentary talks of this also. Aside from the clips and talk ofthe impact of his movies other well known directors talk about howAlfred influenced their work as in the film Wes Anderson, DavidFincher, and Richard Linklater to name a few give their take on Hitch.Overall good informative documentary that was an interesting look atthe master of suspense.

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