The Bizarre Process of Writing ‘North by Northwest’ | Screenwriting

 

Today, I want to take a look at how Alfred Hitchcock and screenwriter Ernest Lehman managed to take a vague mistaken-identity concept and a Hitchcockian set piece and turn it into the iconic adventure we have come to know.

This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.

Sources:

Hitchcock at Work by Bill Krohn

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Destination Hitchcock – The Making of North by Northwest

Cinephilia & Beyond – http://bit.ly/2Ezz5aF

Hitchcock at the NFT (1969) – Eyes on Cinema – http://bit.ly/2EvL6ig

Creative Screenwriting (2000) – “North by Northwest”: An Interview with Ernest Lehman – http://bit.ly/2EjqqWC

Sequencing the North by NorthWest Crop Dusting Scene- http://bit.ly/2nUBbZ1

American Film (1976) – Dialogue on Film: Ernest Lehman – http://bit.ly/2nSOedv

3 Views of North by Northwest – http://bit.ly/2sl43yi

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