1962 interviewed François Truffaut Alfred Hitchcock in a week's time to take some of the secrets behind his filmmaking. The interviews resulted in a book that is considered a standard work in film science. Now Kent Jones made a documentary of the original interviews, and even interviews with contemporary filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Andersson, Peter Bogdanovich and others their relationship to and interpretations of Hitchcock's movies.
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. The interviews resulted in a book that is considered a standard work in film science. Based on the original recordings of this meeting, Kent Jones made a documentary that 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