The Dark Side of Genius

Some time ago I read Donald Spoto’s 1999 book, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock.  Here are my thoughts on the book and its infinitely fascinating subject… As soon as one begins to read Daniel Spoto’s The Dark Side of Genius it is apparent that the book’s emphasis is on the […]

Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes…

… (1938) is the last film Alfred Hitchcock would make in England before his move to Los Angeles to start work in the Hollywood Studio system.  Defying some genre conventions, The Lady Vanishes is a fun film, as far as Hitchcock films go, and outright funny at times.  But a Hitchcock film it is in […]