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.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.