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Francois Truffaut

The Complete Hitchcock and Truffaut Audio Interview

Film Detail discovered this 12-hour audio file of the legendary interview between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock, possibly the greatest filmmaker interview ever done. Here is a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on two cinematic masters from very different backgrounds as they cover each of Hitch’s films in succession.Read More

A Seminar with Steven Spielberg… from 1978

Going all the way back before “Minority Report”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Schindler’s List”, “Jurrasic Park” and even before “Indiana Jones”… Here is a young Spielberg in 1978 at an AFI’s seminar fresh from three major features, “The Sugarland Express” (1974), “Jaws” (1975), and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977).Read More

Francois Truffaut: Encountering Directors

by Charles Thomas Samuels “Encountering Directors” Paris, September 1 and 3, 1970 The image presented when Francois Truffaut played the principle role in The Wild Child—that of a short, compactly built, but expressionless and ordinary-looking young man in his late thirties—leaves out his most striking features: a smile no less charming than his most charming Read MoreRead More