Watch a Short Animation of Alfred Hitchcock Explaining How a McGuffin Works

06/30/2010 3:34 PM |

The interview audio is old news (very old news that a nerdier film nerd may be able to cite and date for us in the comments… is it from the Truffaut interview?), but Isaac Niemand‘s clever visuals do a great deal to help illustrate the simple yet often elusive concept of the McGuffin. My favorite film class example was always the Maltese Falcon in The Maltese Falcon, but obviously Hitch’s work is full of ’em. (DesignYouTrust)