At one point in the conversation a journalist raised his hand and asked:"When a person dies before the 70 years, wakes up one morning and it's download the film Андрей Бенкендорф
and Alfred Hitchcock, how he feels?" - The issue is quite vulgar, but I, like Hitchcock replied to him: "If the film is a success, it feels very good, and if not - terrible."After "Family plot" Hitchcock felt terrible, and when I was shooting in Montpellier "A man who loved women," received a letter from him: "... I'm in despair. You are free to do what you want. I, on the contrary, I can do what is expected of me, that is, a thriller, a film with suspense, and it is very difficult to me.I proposed article on neo-Nazis, izrailskopalestinskom conflict, and so on. There is nothing human about it. Can one imagine the Arab fighter hero comedy? Nothing like this in nature, and no fun Israeli soldier. But this is on my desk.Sometimes I think that the best comedy or drama could get in my office environment, where the main characters would be, Peggy Sue and Alma. I could not just turn this idea into reality only that someone else would have had to kill in the course of the case, and this is a pity. October 20, 1976When, two months after this letter, I came for Christmas to Hitchcock, in his bungalow in the "Universal" that housed the office of the company " Alfred Hitchcock Productions," he watched the movie Peter Bogdanovich "Nikelodeon."He interrupted his view, led me to his office and we resumed our conversation from the very place where it finished fourteen years ago! I asked him about the "psychosis", which was a mystery to me. When they kill Janet Leigh in the bathroom, who is there with a knife in his hand? Anthony Perkins in a wig? A woman? Understudy? A dancer?Killer after shot in backlight, so that a sense of shadow theater, so all these guesses ring true. Hitchcock said it was a young woman in a wig.He added that this scene retake twice, because even though the light was just behind the woman, the white glow of the bath was still too bright and her face quite clearly displayed. Therefore, the second take of her face was obscured specifically to create the appearance of dark vague silhouette looming on the screen.Then we moved on to discuss Hollywood affairs, including the rivalry between the "Paramount" and "Universal", which simultaneously started a new production of "KingKonga", not wanting to come together to share the risk equally.How many really powerful people, Hitchcock hid his power, calling himself an ordinary rezhisseromprodyuserom who feels obligated to protect the interests of the administration of the company "Universal", under which he worked.He never mentioned that one of the five major shareholders of one of the largest companies in the world, also a close friend of Leo Wasserman, and therefore, is a very influential person. Just before our meeting, "Universal" to improve their business through profits from rental "Airport."Immediately launched the second film in the series, and at the time we talked, next shot is the third picture of the air adventures.