“Hitchcock/Truffaut:” One artist canonizes another (Our grade: B+)

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Truffaut approached his job seriously, putting as much time and effort into this extraordinary act of journalism as he did with any movie. His reward was access to Hitchcock’s amazing mind — and the occasional truly fantastic quote such as “All actors are cattle!” Still photos of the participants are cut with generous, canny clips from throughout the canon as key moments from “Psycho,” Hitchcock’s early film “The Lodger” and the almighty “Vertigo” illustrate various points.

Sure, even at a tight 80 minutes, “Hitchcock/Truffaut” wanders a tad — the film veers from being a movie about a book to a movie about a filmmaker. You won’t mind.

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