16 August 2017, The Tablet

Hitchcock in the confessional: is the British director's Catholic upbringing the key to his films?


Secrets of a film-maker

Hitchcock in the confessional: is the British director's Catholic upbringing the key to his films?
 
His characters try to hide their sins and weaknesses (alcoholism, adultery, drug-addiction, murder) from the world and from themselves. ‘I am full of fears,’ he said. Is the Catholicism of his upbringing the key to understanding the films of Alfred Hitchcock?
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