Senses of Cinema has finally included a Hitchcock profile in its Great Directors database. Given that Hitch has been heading the director votes on the site for years now (and that Vertigo recently displaced Citizen Kane on the aggregate of reader’s favourite-movie lists), it’s puzzling that it has taken this long for an essay on the Master to be included. One explanation could be that so much has already been written about Hitchcock (to the point of over-analysis - though being a devotee of the man’s work I personally lap it all up) that they couldn’t find a contributor brave enough to take on the task.
The essay itself is long but interesting if you’re Hitch-crazy. Mercifully, it doesn’t attempt to be all-inclusive: it focuses largely on the influence of Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray on Hitchcock’s career, and has a separate section on The Trouble With Harry, one of his most overlooked films.
Also, here’s a profile by the Guardian of Daniel Clowes, reticent creator of the Ghost World comic book (which was made into a wonderful film by Terry Zwigoff a few years ago).