Apprentices of Suspense - Hitchcock's Techniques and Their Influence

When Steven Spielberg’s original shark model designed for his film Jaws, failed to float, he had no choice but to film the movie without the shark. In what could well be considered a production crisis, he famously asked himself, “What would Hitchcock do?” In this video essay, Avery examines some of Hitchcock’s techniques for building suspense and tension, and their influence on modern day directors like Spielberg.

Alfred Hitchcock: Style & Technique

Building Tension & Suspense


Alfred Hitchcock