Alfred Hitchcock

How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene

The Nerdwriter breaks down a scene from Hitchcock’s Vertigo to look for story clues in the blocking. I’m always troubled by these kinds of “readings” of movie scenes for two big reasons: (1) it assumes that Alfred Hitchcock was entirely responsible for the blocking and (2) that only Alfred Hitchcock is capable of that kind of Read MoreRead More

Why Alfred Hitcock Still Has an Impact Today

In this episode of the Hitch 20, Jeffrey Michael Bays looks at how Hitchcock still has a strong influence over multiple generations of directors. Plus, how unpredictable characters can heighten tension for the audience, as in “Wet Saturday” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. You can watch “Wet Satuday” on Netflix or on Hulu The episode is an interesting Read MoreRead More

Analyzing Alfred Hitchcock Presents “Back for Christmas”

Back for Christmas is the quintessential Hitchcock story shown on his TV series Alfred Hitchcock presents. Filmmaker and Author Jeffrey Michael Bays analyzes this episode with the help of our own John P. Hess in this installment of The Hitch20!Read More

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