Hitchcock & The Ticking Clock

Feature

Saturday, February 05, 2005

A saboteur places a bomb under a table. Two people sit down at the table and talk about baseball. According to Alfred Hitchcock, it will be the most suspenseful conversation about baseball you’ve ever watched. We’ve seen it in countless suspense thrillers, like Speed and the James Bond films; our hero has to stop the clock in time to prevent the end of the world. But according to film scholar Charles Derry, Hitchcock understood that there’s a lot more to the art of suspense than just setting the timer. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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