New Movies: The Bride Wore Black

At a French railway station a woman bids goodbye to a friend. Then she boards the train—and sneaks out on the other side of the platform. A classic Hitchcock opening for a film that is missing only one vital ingredient: Alfred Hitchcock. In the maestro's place, however, is his greatest disciple, Director Francois Truffaut, who considers Hitchcock "an artist of anxiety" to be placed alongside Kafka and Poe.

In The Bride Wore Black, Truffaut has Gallicized a novel by American Mystery Writer Cornell Woolrich and remade it in his own images. As...

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