September 29, 2015 at 01:11 PM EDT

In 1962, two legendary directors sat down for a weeklong series of conversations about filmmaking, as French director Francois Truffaut interviewed Alfred Hitchcock about his entire body of work. The resulting 1967 book, Hitchcock/Truffaut, became an unofficial bible for filmmakers everywhere, exploring Hitchcock’s now-iconic style and thought process.

In Kent Jones’ new documentary of the same name, modern directors like Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher discuss Hitchcock’s enduring legacy and how Hitchcock/Truffaut, now almost 50 years old, shaped their own work.

Hitcock/Truffaut will hit theaters Dec. 2. 

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