Audio Interview with Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Macklin (MP3 format, approximately 43 minutes). Originally published in tonymacklin.net.
The Hitch interview was one of two in which I was a bit intimidated. (The other, of course, was Sam Peckinpah.) A critic friend of mine had interviewed Hitch and said the master had led him to a freezer, and he had thought for an instant that Hitch was going to lock him in. He didn’t. But Hitchcock had that kind of aura.
Of all the interviews I ever had I’d like to go back and do more with Hitch. After I taught courses on his work later, I realized how much depth, symbolism, and themes I had left untapped. But the Universal publicity guy who sat in on the interview said he heard Hitch say a few things to me that he had never heard before. That was memorable for me.
I interviewed Hitch on the set of his last film The Family Plot. That made it even more special.