Film History: François Truffaut’s 12-Hour Interview with Alfred Hitchcock (1962)

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Got 12 hours to spare? Love movie history? Truffaut’s interview with legendary director Alfred Hitchcock isn’t for casual film hobbyists, it’s for heavyweights, hardcore cinema enthusiasts. Or Truffaut admirers with a Hitchcock itch.

From Open Culture:

 Back in 1962, François Truffaut, the inspiration behind French New Wave cinema, met with Hitchcock. And, assisted by a helpful translator, the two directors talked through Hitchcock’s life and vast filmography, moving from his early films shot it Britain (BlackmailThe 39 StepsSecret Agent), to his later Hollywood productions – North by NorthwestPsycho and Vertigo. In total, Truffaut and Hitchcock talked for over 12 hours, and, several years later, Truffaut published a now classic book based on these conversations: Alfred Hitchcock: A Definitive Study (1967).

Open Culture


2 Comments on “Film History: François Truffaut’s 12-Hour Interview with Alfred Hitchcock (1962)”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Got 12 hours to spare? Love movie history? Truffaut’s interview with legendary director […]

  2. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


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