What Makes Alfred Hitchcock's Films Great: An Animated Recipe

By Maria Popova

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most iconic filmmakers of all time, known as much for his films as for his thoughtful theories of what makes audiences gasp. But what exactly made his films so great? That's exactly what animators Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco, and Torsten Strer explore in Hitch, a delightful animated "recipe book" for Hitchcock's classics.

For me, cinema is not a slice of life but a piece of cake. --Alfred Hitchcock

For some actual recipes based on murder thrillers, see the brilliant Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction.

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