Hitchcock Explains His Cinematic Techniques and Themes

There is a great documentary of Alfred Hitchcock’s film techniques on Google Video.

Alfred Hitchcock explains his movie themes and cinematic techniques. Hitch explains how his cinematic techniques affected audiences at a subconscious level and looks at examples from some of his greatest films. He touches on many of the elements of the Hitchcock legend, including the use of the “McGuffin” and our common fears.

The documentary includes video clips of some of Hitchcock’s most suspenseful and thrilling scenes:  the biplane in “North by Northwest,” the skeletal Mrs. Bates in “Psycho,” the gathering of the crows in the schoolyard in “The Birds.”  It’s a fascinating documentary and we are treated to an actual conversation with the great director himself as he explains it all.

Click on this link to watch it.

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