By Francois Truffaut,

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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…

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1 author picked Hitchcock as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love the films of Alfred Hitchcock. After reading a few pages, I knew this was the book for me.

It’s a series of interviews the French filmmaker François Truffaut had with Alfred Hitchcock about his films. I’ve always wanted to ask Hitchcock questions about his movies, and now Truffaut has done that for me.

How often do you get to sit in on a discussion like this? For example, I was fascinated to learn that the famous shower scene in Psycho took seven days to film with seventy camera setups. All for forty-five seconds of film.

I can be…

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