In 1962 Alfred Hitchcock had just resurrected his career with Psycho and was about to shoot The Birds. Francois Truffaut, the French film-critic-turned-auteur, had just made Jules and Jim, his third masterpiece in a row, and therefore no slouch either. Over the course of eight days the young upstart interviewed the old master about each of his films, providing detailed analysis, often shot-by-shot. Hitchcock/Truffaut is not just a masterpiece of journalism and the art of the interview it’s also an incredible analysis of the power film holds over us.
Hitchcock - Francois Truffaut