My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock
Director: Mark Cousins
Cast: Sean Connery, Paul Newman, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Alistair McGowan
2022 marked the hundred-year anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s first feature. A century on, Hitchcock remains one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. But how does his vast body of work and legacy hold up in today’s society?
Mark Cousins, the award-winning filmmaker behind The Story Of Film: An Odyssey, The Eyes Of Orson Welles and The Story Of Film: A New Generation tackles this question and looks at the auteur with a new and radical approach: through the use of his own voice (masterful voice work from Alistair McGowan) As Hitchcock rewatches his films, we are taken on an odyssey through his vast career – his vivid silent films, the legendary films of the 1950s and 60s and his later works – in playful and revealing ways.
2022 / UK / 120 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains strong injury detail