Special Event: Hitchcock's Titanic Project

Professor Charles Barr discusses 'one of the most interesting 'might have beens' of cinema history', a film about the Titanic which was to have been Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood project in 1939. Although a script never existed beyond a 20-page treatment, Hitchcock was indisputably committed to the project until producer David O. Selznick replaced it with Rebecca. Barr speculates that Hithcock's nuanced understanding of British society and fascination with sea travel would have resulted in a compelling film.


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