For anyone who hasn’t seen this yet, there is a mysterious little film online that is well worth a look. The prologue suggests that Martin Scorsese adapted three pages of an unpublished Hitchcock screenplay into a complete short film. He believes that if it is to be made then it must be made how Hitchcock would have made it back then.
The result is actually very impressive. The film slickly mimics the Hitchcock style and almost seems to answer the call of ‘they don’t make ’em like they used to.’
The film is ultimately a reworking of the Royal Albert Hall scene in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) but there are many references to other films to be found. I spotted North by Northwest (1959), Notorious (1946), and Rear Window (1954). I’m sure there are many more in there, and please leave a comment to let me know if you find any more.
Click here and enjoy the movie: