Hitchcock/Truffaut

Director: Kent Jones.
Featuring: Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher. France/USA 2015. 80 mins.


On the 50th anniversary of the book of the same name – regarded as a seminal work on filmmaking – writer-director Kent Jones’s documentary recalls the eight days that the then fledgling French auteur Truffaut spent interviewing a remarkably forthcoming Hitchcock in 1962. The film features observations from many current directors, including Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson and an especially incisive David Fincher, who knowingly laud the master’s influence. Their comments are complemented by clips from Hitchcock crowd-pleasers that are now also regarded as masterpieces of his beloved ‘pure film’. Jones includes revealing excerpts from the recordings made by Truffaut and Hitchcock, in which they discuss their filmmaking styles and diverse topics such as the controversy surrounding Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman’s lengthy kiss in Notorious. A must-see documentary for anyone who cares about cinema and two of its greatest craftsmen.

Contains moderate sex references and violence.


Club and Group screenings

Tue 16th May 13.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members. U3Ac: Open to the public. Part of the latest programme of repertory films brought to us by the University of the Third Age Cambridge Film Group.



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