Bruce Goldstein never did put all four Bogey-Bacall movies on the same day—which I think is some kind of plot to sell more popcorn—but he has redeemed himself at least somewhat by expanding the series he had programmed just as the pandemic shut down movie theaters in March 2020…and now has a long, luxurious look at the creative accomplishments of the two women closest to Alfred Hitchcock in a series of films that reveal them as first-rate “mistresses of suspense.”
One of these ladies we’ve just showcased here in a similar festival idea—that would be Joan Harrison, who evolved from being Hitch’s secretary into a formidable writer-producer in a career than spanned five decades.
And the other was even closer to Hitch: his wife Alma Reville, who not only wrotr scripts for several of Hitch’s films but was instrumental in how he shaped many of the other scripts as they went from words on a page into images on the screen.
The link above will take you to the Film Forum page with all the details for THE WOMEN BEHIND HITCHCOCK, a series that you should not miss of you are in NYC at any point between August 6-19. No quibbles this time, Bruce—except…what about those TV shows?? :-)