Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hitchcock Directing

My favorite photograph of Alfred Hitchcock. I believe that's Gaetano Ventimiglia as the camera operator, and to Hitchcock's left is assistant director Alma Reville, his newlywed at the time. They married the year before this shot was taken.

But what I really love about this photograph is that the film he is directing, his second, called The Mountain Eagle, is a lost film, with no known surviving prints.  It makes this picture mysterious somehow, that no one living will ever know what these ghosts from the past are looking at.

1 comment:

  1. Great pix, Peter. I love the expression on Hitchcock's face. Later you rarely saw any expression as he solidified his movie/tv persona.