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Omnibus

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Hitchcock
A two-part documentary profile
2: Sex, Murder and Mayhem 'A lot of people think I'm a monster. They don't care to be associated with me because of the nature of the work one does....'
By the late 50s, when he made NorthbyNorthwest,
Alfred Hitchcock was the best-known film director in the world, celebrated equally for adventure thrillers and for the psychological suspense stories that he had been making since he started directing films in Britain in the 20s.
Tonight's Omnibus looks behind the image of the droll clown, which he presented in his television series, and at the achievements, and the problems, of the later years. Drawing on television interviews with Hitchcock, the recollections of colleagues and friends, and scenes from his films; the programme explores his relations with his female stars, the brilliance of his film technique, the difficult role of his scriptwriters, and the ambiguous character of Hitchcock himself, showman, practical joker and film-maker of genius.
Featuring actors Tippi Hedren Janet Leigh , Ann Todd
James Stewart ; screenwriters and collaborators Charles Bennett
John Michael Hayes Samuel Taylor
Saul Bass , Robert Boyle Albert Whitlock and daughter
Patricia Hitchcock
Film editor JULIAN MILLER Assistant producer
RENEE VAN DER VLOODT
Executive producer LESUE MEGAHEY Director TRISTRAM POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Janet Leigh
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Charles Bennett
Unknown: John Michael Hayes
Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Unknown: Saul Bass
Unknown: Robert Boyle
Unknown: Albert Whitlock
Unknown: Patricia Hitchcock
Editor: Julian Miller
Producer: Lesue Megahey
Director: Tristram Powell

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