No filmmaker in history has been able to wrap an audience around his finger like Alfred Hitchcock. In honor of the Master of Suspense’s birthday (he would be 114 today), here’s a delightful clip from The Illustrated Hitchcock, a 1972 television conversation between him and Pia Lindström—the in-depth entirety of which can be seen on our recent release of The Man Who Knew Too Much. In this brief excerpt, Hitchcock talks about the pleasures of making an audience scream and the all-time scariest offscreen moment of his life. Enjoy!
John Bailey Breaks Down a Tour de Force of Gothic Lighting
The veteran cinematographer takes a close look at the highly stylized and atmospheric lighting in one of the most pivotal scenes in pre-Code classic The Story of Temple Drake.
All About Mankiewicz
One of the most celebrated Hollywood writer-directors of his time, Joseph L. Mankiewicz offers a window into the way he sees his characters in this illuminating clip from an archival interview.
Charisma to Burn: Béatrice Dalle’s Incandescent Debut in Betty Blue
The young French actor didn’t require much direction for her first screen role. As the film’s director and cinematographer recall, she quickly proved herself to be a born star.
How Paweł Pawlikowski Reimagined His Parents’ Fiery Romance for the Big Screen
As the director explains to filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the love story at the heart of the Oscar-nominated drama Cold War has its roots in his own family history.