Actually, the above is one of several questions currently being asked
in the "Editor's Day" feature of the Hitchcock Scholars/'MacGuffin'

Other matters that are currently featured include (1) the biggest
'scandal' involving Hitchcock (never mentioned in McGilligan's perhaps
too-rosy bio - btw, a review of that book is coming soon); (2) the
'Master Bates' pun in film (e.g., PSYCHO) and literature; (3) new
scholarship from the UK re BLACKMAIL's status as the first British
talkie feature; (4) the source of the torture scene in Hitchcock's

For all of the above, go to:

Also, a couple of  reviews of film-and-philosophy items (including
Irving Singer's 'Three Philosophical Filmmakers') have lately been added

to the same site's New Publications page:

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