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With BRYAN FORBES
In his 70th year Alfred Hitchcock comes to the National Film Theatre in London, to talk to fellow-director Bryan Forbes , and to answer questions from an audience of film enthusiasts about his 50 years as a film-maker.
'... the basis of my work is the making of nightmares with as much realism as possible ...'
'... if I made a musical, I'm sure the public would wonder when one of the chorus girls will drop dead. And from what....'
' ... the viewer of television murder can enjoy all the sensations without the mess: no stains to remove, no body to dispose of, no cement to dry ...'
'... I'm no different from the man who builds a switchback railway and says I'm going to make this first dip a pretty good one; just you listen to them scream! ' with scenes from Blackmail (1929)
The Lady Vanishes (1938) Psycho (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Produced by TONY STAVEACRE
Recorded at a John Player Lecture
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