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Old 11-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #325
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Lightbulb The Man Who Knew too Much

In the book-length interview Hitchcock/Truffaut (1967), Hitchcock told fellow filmmaker François Truffaut that he thought the 1934 version was "the work of a talented amateur" but that the 1956 version was "made by a professional".

Murray Pomerance is the author of 'An Eye for Hitchcock' (Rutgers, 2004) and professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Here, in exemplary scholarly fashion, he investigates the hymn scene in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 version) and asks why the text of the original hymn, from the Magdalene Chapel hymn book of 1791, was subtly changed.]
Hitchcock was born on 13 August 1899 in Leytonstone, London, England, the second son and youngest of three children of William Hitchcock (1862–1914), a greengrocer and poulterer, and Emma Jane Hitchcock (née Whelan; 1863–1942). Named Alfred after his father's brother, Hitchcock was raised Catholic and was sent to Salesian College (London) and the Jesuit Classic school St Ignatius' College in Stamford Hill, London. His mother and paternal grandmother were of Irish extraction. He often described his childhood as being very lonely and sheltered...

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