Hitchcock Film Techniques (2004) Part 3

How do you build tension in a scene without making the audience impatient or annoyed? According to Alfred Hitchcock the key is to show the audience information that the characters don’t see. Rather than giving the audience a surprise, they get suspense, and suspense keeps the audience glued to the story.

Alfred Hitchcock: Style & Technique

Building Tension & Suspense

Alfred Hitchcock