In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting - used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock / Truffaut - this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.
Special Features BFI Q&A with director Kent Jones Interview between Kent Jones and Noah Baumbach Rope: Pro and Con Richard Linklater on François Truffaut An appreciation of Notorious Peter Bogdanovich remembers Hitchcock
Duration: 90 mins (extras 60 mins approx) Director: Kent Jones Country: US Certificate: 12 Genre: Documentary