For our release of Alfred Hitchcock’s early suspense classic The Man Who Knew Too Much, we turned to modern-day horror master and Hitch aficionado Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) to offer viewers a primer on just how important this thriller is in the director’s oeuvre. According to del Toro, this diabolical film, made when Hitchcock was in his mid-thirties and still working in Engand, is noteworthy not only for the elegance of its construction but also for the way it deftly mixes humor and horror, which would become a Hitch hallmark. Watch a clip from our interview with del Toro below.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.