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On the set of “Torn Curtain” in 1964, Alfred Hitchcock and Paul Newman. UNIVERSAL PICTURES / PHOTO12 VIA AFP

Series In 1964, the filmmaker wrote to the writer to ask him to write a script for a film. But the two sacred monsters will ultimately not work together… New episode of our series devoted to Alfred Hitchcock with an extract from this correspondence.

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Hitchcock: “I’m looking for a story with strong emotion”

“November 19, 1964

Dear Mr. Nabokov,

Following our telephone conversation regarding the projects I have in mind for which I need stories, I would like to give you a rough description of two of them in the hope that one or the other might interest you to make a story out of it.

In case you are interested, I would like to clarify the fact that I only need the rights for film and television. To…

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