Premieres Monday, August 8 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO
Fifty years after its publication, in the same month as Hitchcock’s birthday (Aug.13), “HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT” brings this historic summit to life when it debuts Monday, August 8 (9:00-10:20 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Combining rare original audio recordings and behind-the-scenes-photos from the historic exchange, “HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT” is an eye-opening study of Hitchcock’s enduring genius and legacy, as the two explore the technical, narrative and aesthetic questions at the heart of his work. The documentary also includes new observations from such acclaimed filmmakers as Wes Anderson, OlivierAssayas, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader. Bob Balabannarrates.
Though now considered one of the greatest directors of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock was seen at the time by the American press as little more than a popular entertainer, a mere “master of suspense.” François Truffaut set out to alter that common perception.