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Cannes Film Festival

'Hitchcock/Truffaut' looks at great directors' careers

'Hitchcock/Truffaut' looks at great directors' careers

It is, film people agree, one of the few indispensable books on the movies. It's the printed record of an unprecedented conversation, a tape-recorded colloquy between two exceptional directors, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut, talking candidly about the philosophy as well as the mechanics of their craft. Yet even though "Hitchcock/Truffaut," first published in 1967, is a memorable reading experience, turning it into a documentary film would seem a daunting task. But Kent Jones had a different opinion. "I didn't see any problems," he says. "I was really into the challenges." FULL COVERAGE: Cannes 2015 In fact, when Jones,...