Alfred Hitchcock talks filmmaking in rare 90-minute interview filmed in 1976

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Dec 18, 2014, 2:18 PM EST (Updated)

If you’ve ever wanted to crawl deep into the mind of one of the greatest filmmakers in history and stroll around for a while, then we’ve got you covered.

A rare interview with Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Rear Window), conducted four years before the legendary director’s death in 1980 has surfaced, showing off a full hour and a half of cinema awesomeness. Yeah, that’s right — an interview with one of the best directors ever that runs the typical length of many movies. Nice.

The wide-ranging interview finds Hitchcock responding to a smattering of serious and not-so-serious questions about his career, filmmaking style and directorial preferences. The interview was conducted to promote Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot, which opened in 1976. It's a must-see for cinephiles, and it's made even more important by the fact that it came so late in the game and allows Hitchcock to reflect on his career.

Take advantage of some of that holiday-related free time and enjoy:

(Via Eyes on Cinema)

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