May 18, 2012

For the Love of Film III Fundraiser: Hitchcock Links

In the interest of drumming up more support for the For the Love of Film fundraiser, I have decided to dedicate today's Classic Links to Hitchcock. I didn't need to dig deep to find lots of interesting information. Hitchcock may remain as much in the news today as he did when he was making movies. But first--about the fundraiser, from the Siren herself:

This year, we are raising funds for the National Film Preservation Foundation's project, The White Shadow, directed by Graham Cutts and written, assistant-directed, and just generally meddled with in a number of different ways by the one and only Alfred Hitchcock. The goal is to raise $15,000 to stream this once-lost, now-found, three-reel fragment online, free to all, and to record the score by Michael Mortilla.

With over 100 bloggers participating, I know we can reach this goal. Why not donate now? Here's the link:


Now on to the links: 

Here's a first look at Scarlett Johanssen as Janet Leigh. Biopics tend to weird me out, but she does sort of look the part-- /Film 

Imagine how James Bond would have turned out in Hitchcock's hands-- IMDB 

Kim Novak discussing Vertigo (1958) at TCM Classic Film Festival 2012-- YouTube 

This is an interesting panel discussion about Hitchcock's work and Hitchcock/Truffaut, the classic book of interviews, on a French talk show (there are subtitles). The juxtaposition of Truffaut and Roman Polanski is really interesting-- The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of 

Here are the full Truffaut/Hitchcock interview recordings, for those who have not seen my Wednesday post-- Film Detail


  1. Fun links--but Johannssen as Janet Leigh is BEYOND weird all the way to ick.

  2. I don't dislike her as Leigh, but I don't think anyone could play her. She had a specific kind of intensity mixed with glamour that would be difficult to portray.