SCHICKEL INTERVIEWS HITCHCOCK

Published October 4, 2008

Shot in 1973, film historian Richard Schickel’s multi-part documentary The Men Who Made The Movies is a fascinating look at cinema and its more distinctive auteurs. Never more so than when he interviewed Alfred Hitchcock and got the Master of Suspense to talk at length regarding some of his most infamous films.
Hitchcock in front of the Bates' home
If you read an earlier post called HITCHCOCKED! — regarding a brief-but-fascinating documentary about the filmmaker — this doc is much more in-depth, featuring Hitch himself explaining his cinematic style, his theories on suspense, the invention of the MacGuffin and why he is terrified of policemen. Films discussed include: The Lodger, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Torn Curtain and Frenzy.

If you are a Hitchcock fan, this is well worth your time.


THE MEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES – ALFRED HITCHCOCK