A vintage--long thought-to-be lost-- interview Alfred Hitchcock did with Tom Snyder back in 1973 has resurfaced online. Here is a rare glimpse into the mind of the famed iconic director. So what on earth could scare the master of suspense? The answer will surprise you... policemen! Hitchcock was deathly afraid of the law--more specifically getting a parking ticket. Seriously. Getting stabbed in the shower, whatever. Getting asked for i.d., crap your pants.
Did you also know that Hitchcock had only been on one other set that wasn't his own? In reference to the director being so calm and non-confrontational on set-- as opposed to the yelling tirades of other directors of the time-- he cleverly responds of those other directors films:
It seems to me, all the drama is on the set, and none on the screen.
Check out the interview below and let us know what you think! The hour long Tomorrow Show segment is broken up into six parts:
Thanks to Kottke for digging this up.