‘Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius’ aka ‘Dial H for Hitchcock’ (1999) is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as ‘Shadow of a Doubt,’ ‘Notorious,’ ‘Rear Window,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Birds.’ The documentary also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameos to his famous “MacGuffin.” Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh.
This documentary has not been officially released on DVD.
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