My Name is Alfred Hitchcock15

Directed by Mark Cousins | UK | 2023 | 2h

2022 marked the hundred-year anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s first feature. But how does his vast body of work and legacy hold up today? Documentarian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film) tackles this question and looks at the auteur with a new and radical approach: with Hitchcock himself “narrating” from beyond the grave. Structured around six central themes recurrent in Hitchcock’s filmography, this captivating documentary presents a meticulous and playful examination of the oeuvre of one of cinema’s most influential figures.

Reviews

‘As ever, there is real evangelism in Cousins’s work and in My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock there is so much to learn and enjoy. You come away from it with your senses fine-tuned.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Combining psychoanalysis and textual analysis in such an intimate manner brings us closer than ever to Hitch himself, and the on-screen evidence confirms how his personal obsessions played out on film.’
★★★★
Matt Glassy, Radio Times

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