Hitchcock: ‘Well, I’ll be hanged’


PHOTOPLAY (August 1956) : ‘Well, I’ll be hanged’ Alfred Hitchcock interviewed by Don Graham. The year of ‘The Wrong Man’, and ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’..

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“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”  (Alfred Hitchcock)

Hitch & Alma Reville

Vertigo (1958) – Matisse Restaurant


Part 2: Vertigo – Matisse-red & Cobalt-green

Art Direction Harry Bumstead & Hal Pereira / Costume Design Edith Head / Cinematography Robert Burks / Editing George Tomasini / Production Herbert Coleman / Direction Alfred Hitchcock

James Stewart & Kim Novak

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.. there must result a living harmony of colours, a harmony analogous to that of a musical composition.. a picture must possess a real power to generate light. I simply put down colours which render my sensation. Slowly I discovered the secret of my art. It consists of a meditation on nature, on the expression of a dream which is always inspired by reality.”

HENRY MATISSE (1869-1954)




‘To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.. but, if it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.’ ~ALFRED HITCHCOCK~



“Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.”