The life and work of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock is featured, from his early years in east London to Hollywood fame. Hitchcock was notable not just for his mastery of cinematic technique, but for exposing his most disturbing phobias to audiences worldwide. During his formative years, we can pick up on several autobiographical elements that would appear in his later pictures, including a stint working in advertising (North by Northwest) and the lingering presence of a domineering mother figure (Psycho). The film compiles interviews with the likes of Martin Landau, film critic Barry Norman, as well as family and old friends in remembrance of a man for whom cinema was the greatest possible escape.
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