The night that changed my life: David Hare on eating cold roast beef with Alfred Hitchcock

I met a great artist for the first time when I was 19, in 1966, Alfred Hitchcock came to speak at Cambridge University.

My adolescence was measured out in the films of Renoir, Fellini, Antonioni, Malle, Bergman, Kurosawa, Ozu, Rossellini, Welles, Godard and Wilder. But I only met a great artist for the first time when I was 19, in 1966. Dick Arnell, the president of the film society, invited Alfred Hitchcock to Cambridge.

Because Hitchcock arrived five hours before the event, three or four of us were able to sit all afternoon, eating cold roast beef and baked potatoes and asking him anything we...
source: New Statesman

2018-12-06 14:33
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