Alfred Hitchcock Meditates on Suspense & Dark Humor in a New Animated Video

Back in 1957, while shoot­ing a film ten­ta­tive­ly called From Amongst The Dead (it would lat­er be titled Ver­ti­go), Alfred Hitch­cock sat down for an inter­view with Col­in Edwards, from Paci­fi­ca Radio. The con­ver­sa­tion touched on many good themes–how sus­pense works in his films, the role of dark humor and beyond.

A half cen­tu­ry lat­er, Blank on Blank has revived and ani­mat­ed that con­ver­sa­tion, thank­ful­ly bring­ing it back to life. You can find many more Blank on Blank rean­i­ma­tions of vin­tage inter­views in our archive, includ­ing talks with Pat­ti Smith, Nina Simone, Charles Bukows­ki, David Fos­ter Wal­lace and much more.

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The Eyes of Hitch­cock: A Mes­mer­iz­ing Video Essay on the Expres­sive Pow­er of Eyes in Hitchcock’s Films

Alfred Hitchcock’s 7‑Minute Mas­ter Class on Film Edit­ing

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