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Mark Cousins

My Name is Alfred Hitchcock

Edition 2023
120' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Mark Cousins Composer: Donna McKevitt With: Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day
In My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock an imitation of Hitch guides you through his often imitated film achievements in an illuminating way. An original and captivating masterclass with a personalised touch.
What more can we learn about one of the most studied directors of all time? My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock lets the Master of Suspense speak for himself, or rather, the words of the passionate filmmaker Mark Cousins, voiced by Alistair McGowan's flawless imitation. Cousins, possibly Ireland's greatest cinephile, is never afraid of a challenge, as evidenced by his monumental works The Story of Film (2012) and Women Make Film (2020). His extensive (character) study of Hitchcock presents itself as an insightful self-reflection on six themes, including escape and desire. Packed with excerpts from Hitchcock's more than 50 feature films, from classics to curiosities, this unconventional and entertaining documentary invites both beginners and experts to celebrate his work from a different perspective, from beyond the grave and beyond the myth.
“In this cheeky and insightful study, Hitchcock supposedly narrates from beyond the grave, using movie clips to reveal techniques and meanings in his work. (...) Only a cinephile as passionate as Mark Cousins could have got away with this film, in all its hilarious presumption.” - The Guardian

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Credits

Director

Mark Cousins

Composer

Donna McKevitt

With

Alfred Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day

Scenario

Mark Cousins

Editor

Timo Langer

Producer

John Archer

Production studios

Hopscotch Films

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

2022

Filmography

Mark Cousins
The Psychology of Neo-Nazism: Another Journey by Train to Auschwitz (1993), On the Road with Kiarostami (short, 2005), First Impressions (short, 2008), The New Ten Commandments (2008), 55 Minks (short, 2009), The First Movie (2009), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011), What Is This Film Called Love? (2012), Apollo: First War Cinema (short, 2013), Here Be Dragons (2013), A Story of Children and Film (2013), Life May Be (2013), The Place (short, 2014), But Then Again, Too Few to Mention (short, 2014), Red, Blue, and Purple (short, 2014), 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia (2014), Your Eyes Flash Solemnly with Hate (short, 2015), Think of Me (short, 2015), I Am Belfast (2015), Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise (2015), Eisenstein on Lawrence (short, 2016), Bigger than the Shining (2016), Stockholm, My Love (2016), Not Required Back (short, 2017), Ridere: Una personale visione cinematografica (short, 2018), The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018), Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018), Storm in My Heart (2018), 40 Days to Learn Film (2019), Alexander's Film (short, 2020), The Truth About Dreaming (short, 2021), The Story of Looking (2021), The Story of Film: A New Generation (2021), The Storms of Jeremy Thomas (2021), March on Rome (2022)

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