Saturday, June 28, 2008

Unproduced Scripts of Alfred Hitchcock

Hey guys,

Above is Scorsese’s wonderful short - The Key to Reserva.

God, I love that short. Don’t you want to just finish the story?

Inspired by the Key to Reserva, as well as David Freeman’s book,
The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock, and another wonderful book I read recently, Steven DeRosa’s Writing with Hitchcock, I’d like to try something different. I’d like to write a series on the unproduced screenplays of Alfred Hitchcock. Instead of writing long articles, I’m going to post short notes, brief thoughts, and nuggets that I hope will prove insightful or, perhaps, even inspirational. Plus, I’m going to write reviews on two of those lost screenplays, which will be fun.

I’ll update THIS POST with links to all the articles.

Hope you enjoy it.



The Man Who Made Movies

Unproduced Hitch: The Complete List

Hitchcock, Cinema's Purist

The Derosa Links

The Exposition of Rear Window

Tension & Suspense Blog-a-thon

Elements of Suspense

Peet Gelderblom's
Alternatives to Suspense

Hitchcock Goodies for Cinephiles

Two Fabulous Unused Hitchcock Ideas

1939 Alfred Hitchcock Lecture

John Michael Hayes, Lucky Bastard

Script Review - The Short Night

1964 Hitchcock Interview

A murder scene written by - Hitchcock!

Script Review - Mary Rose Part One & Part Two


Joshua James said...

Raymond Chandler also wrote a great unproduced screenplay that I read a few years back and greatly admired.

Belzecue said...

I was loving it up to the point I realized it's just a viral ad for Freixenet. Knowing everyone involved did it for bucks instead of love of film kinda ruins it for me. All the sentiment for Hitchcock just falls in a heap. One more icon reduced to product placement. Actually TWO icons: Hitchcock AND Scorsese.

Mystery Man said...

Josh - Don't tease me, you bastard. Send it to me, if you can.

Belz - Oh come now. Any true fan of Hitchcock would know that the MacGuffin REALLY doesn't matter. Hehehe...


Belzecue said...

MM said: "Oh come now. Any true fan of Hitchcock would know that the MacGuffin REALLY doesn't matter. Hehehe.."

You are right, I need to lighten up. No SHOW without BUSINESS.

And Scorsese WAS a laugh riot. He definitely got the SPINAL TAP vibe happening.