Watching Hitchcock

"One of the defining moments for Hitchcock supposedly was when he was five years old and his father wanted to teach him a lesson so he sent [young Hitchcock] with a note to the Chief of Police who was a friend of [Hitchcock's father]. The note said to put [young Hitchcock] in jail for five minutes. So there was this five-year-old child who was in jail for five minutes. Well, five minutes can be an awfully long time if you're terrified. And that fear of jail, and particularly police, haunted Hitchcock and haunts Hitchcock's films."--Peter Bogdanavich, speaking in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man DVD special features.

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