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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Alfred Hitchcock Reveals The Secret Sauce for Creating Suspense
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The Eyes of Hitchcock: A Mesmerizing Video Essay on the Expressive Power of Eyes in Hitchcock’s Films
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My favourite Hitchcock film is The Trouble With Harry. A hilarious comedy that does involve a dead body that is buried and dug up several times for different reasons. Brilliant
Also interesting as it is the screen debut for Shirley MacLaine. Lots of highly talented actors!
Here’s the trailer…
I think Blank on Blank is one of the most cherised things I have discovered thanks to Open Culture. Inmense thanks for featuring it.