Hitchcock

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 1985 - Art - 367 pages
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One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review
  

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Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

User Review  - Morgan - Goodreads

Possibly the most important book on cinema, for its prescriptive descriptions as well as analysis that are relatively unmediated. Read full review

Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

User Review  - James-clifton - Goodreads

Essential reading for an understanding of Hitchcock's films. Fascinating conversations with Francois Truffaut, a leading French film director and admirer of Hitchcock's works. Hitchcock is especially candid. Read full review

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Francois Truffaut was one of the principal figures in the French New Wave movement of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a young critic for the avant-garde film magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema, he formulated the politique des auteurs---the idea that directors with a personal vision are the true authors of films, rather than conventional screenwriters or script-bound directors. An admirer of American films, Truffaut was much influenced by Alfred Hitchcock (see Vol. 1). In several of his own films, Truffaut, who had an unhappy childhood and youth, portrayed a fictionalized version of himself, a character called Antoine Doinel, to create personal cinema. The first of these films, which was also his first feature film, was The Four Hundred Blows (1959). It is still one of the most popular of his works. Other notable Truffaut films are Shoot the Piano Player (1960), the lyrical menage a trois Jules and Jim (1961), the Academy Award-winning Day for Night (1973), The Last Metro (1980), and The Woman Next Door (1981).

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