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Hitchcock/Truffaut


A documentary about a set of interviews that Francois Truffaut did with Alfred Hitchcock. The middle section focuses on a super interesting discussion of film technique.


At one point, Truffaut describes a section of his film, The 400 Blows.


Truffaut describes how the main character is walking with a friend when he sees his mother kissing a man who is not his father. He describes how the mother sees the boy and the boy and the friend hurry away.


In the film clip, the friend says, Who was that? and the boy says he doesn’t know.


Hitchcock says, “I hope you did it without dialogue.”


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