Personally, adore Mr. Hitchcock’s work, and find it nearly impossible to sit and observe his work objectively. Even with the sound off, I find myself being pulled into the story being told, and before I know it, I’m engrossed in the story and forgetting that I was supposed to be studying it.
I should want to make something very clear — I don’t agree with Mr. Hitchcock’s view on actors. I value what actors do quite a lot, and love spending time with them, working out the details of their performances. But then again, unlike a lot of the writers I’ve met, I love writing… I love the research and I love the process, and I love putting the words on the page, and reading them back… so… take everything I say with a pinch of salt 🙂
So, here you have him, the master of suspense himself… on video: