HITCHCOCK - Chapters 4-7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-7 Summary and Analysis

Hitchcock discusses "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Truffaut mentions that the movie was Hitchcock's greatest success in Britain. The movie's script had to be altered in some ways due to the plausibility of the plot and also to avoid showing the British police in possession of firearms since the Bobbies are not permitted to carry weapons. Because the military was brought in, at least some of the officers were permitted to have shotguns. The incident where the soldiers and officers surround the house of kidnappers was true in part, taking its cues from an incident where Winston Churchill went to the scene to oversee the action. The ending is also taken from a real life incident, known as the Sidney Street Siege, which took place around 1910.

Hitchcock also discusses the importance of finding the balance between being too...

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