An hour with Alfred Hitchcock, emphasizing the macabre side of his films. Clips (not for the squeamish) include the shower-stabbing in "Psycho" (1960); agonizingly long murders in "Torn Curtain" (1966) and "Frenzy" (1972); and classic suspense build-ups in "North by Northwest" (1959) and "The Birds" (1963). Narrator: Cliff Robertson.
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- Premise: Acclaimed profiles of eight great American film directors. Produced and directed by Richard Schickel and narrated by Cliff Robertson, with solid interviews and film clips, the series reviews the careers of Raoul Walsh, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, King Vidor… (more)