ALFRED HITCHCOCK (1973) 60m dir: Richard Schickel

This documentary is one of a series called "The Men Who Made the Movies" which was produced in the 1970s, when auteurism, identifying the stylistic and thematic threads which can be traced to the director as "author" of his films, was popular. Each episode of the series examines a different director and the films he's made. This episode is especially interesting because Hitchcock speaks about his theories of telling stories in a visual medium, like the value of suspense over surprise, as well as his methods of filmmaking.

From AMC: American Movie Classics Magazine: "Film critic Richard Schickel directed and produced this documentary, which features rare on-camera discussions with the master himself."