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Film Review: 'Hitchcock/Truffaut'

December 10, 2015 6:57 a.m.

KPBS film critic Beth Accomando reviews the new documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut."

Related Story: 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Documentary Will Make You Fall In Love With Cinema


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KPBS film critic Beth Accomando says the new documentary opening this weekend at the Ken Cinema, Hitchcock/Truffaut, brings to vivid life the famous week-long interview between the Master of Suspense and the young French New Wave director.


CLIP Hitchcock: We are now on the air

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock agreed to be interviewed by French filmmaker Francois Truffaut. The result was a master class in filmmaking. Director Kent Jones listened to the 27 hours of audio tape to construct the new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.

CLIP Kent Jones: I built it according to where the energy was.

CLIP Hitchcock: I wasn’t attracted to Hollywood as a place…. I had no interest. What had interest to me was getting inside that studio.

The documentary makes you fall in love with movies all over again because it conveys not just the artistry of a popular director but also captures a passion for cinema as a way of life.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.