Author: François Truffaut
Original publication date: 1967
Two directors, one long conversation. This book, one of cinema's holiest texts, consists of a conversation between French film critic/director François Truffaut and American auteur Alfred Hitchcock. As the French are largely responsible for sparking serious study of American cinema, the pairing makes total sense.
The conversation reveals remarkable details about Hitch's most famous films: Psycho, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and all the other greats. In fact, the pair works through the bald man's filmography movie by movie.
A cinephile is a person who loves movies, who feels perpetually unsastisfied by the hole's in their viewership history. —RS
This is a book for cinephiles.