Hitchcock lovers - and aren't we all? - will want to explore the "microsite" set up by the London Times which gathers dozens of features, old and new, clips galore and a collection of Hitch's "50 most memorable moments."
You'll find, for example, novelist Jonathan Coe arguing, "Perhaps the most important thing Hitchcock and Disney had in common... was their virulent streak of sadism. After all, they were both great filmmakers, and therefore, almost by definition, they were both committed sadists of the first order." Paula Marantz Cohen reviews three recent books on the director, noting, "The appeal of Hitchcock to the theorist and historian of film is impossible to overstate. To study him is to find an economical way of studying the entire history of cinema."
Meantime, BAM has revived The 39 Steps, though of course, you needn't be in New York to revisit the film that the Voice's J Hoberman calls "the movie with which Hitchcock became Hitchcock."
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