|HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAULT (director/writer: Kent Jones; screenwriter: Serge Toubiana; cinematographers: Eric Gautier, Genta Tamaki; editor: Rachel Reichman; music: Jeremiah Bornfield; cast: David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Paul Schrader, Peter Bogdanovich, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, James Gray, Richard Linklater, Arnaud Desplechin, Olivier Assayas, Bob Balaban (Narrator); Runtime: 80; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producers: Oliver Mille, Charles S. Cohen; HBO/Cohen Media Group; 2015=France/USA)|
|"This is a film for movie buffs
that even the casual movie fan can appreciate."
by Dennis Schwartz
Current leading directors Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Wes Anderson lead the discussion on the interview and smartly concur with Truffault's belief of over fifty years ago that Hitch is a legendary and genius filmmaker. There's no argument from me, as I've seen the Master's entire opus and found all his films, including his silents, shot with surprises, great structure and with visually stimulating brilliance. The movie clips shown range from The Lodger, shot in England, to his studio films in Hollywood such as Rear Window, The Birds and Strangers on a Train. It has some interesting commentary by Hitch on the set-up to the shower scene in Psycho and comments by Fincher on how perversely obsessed Hitch was with the plot to Vertigo, which arguably may be his best film.
This is a film for movie buffs that even the casual movie fan can appreciate.
REVIEWED ON 2/17/2017 GRADE: A-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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