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!
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