Director: Johan Grimonprez
“Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.” - Alfred Hitchcock
Through a feverish assemblage of mid-20th century advertising, newsreel footage, TV snippets and archival documentary footage, Johan Grimonperez constructs a conceptual narrative that casts Alfred Hitchcock in a story of intrigue set against a Cold War climate.
Employing a sharp sense of humour, Double Take tackles the rise of fear as a commodity in the 50s and 60s, mass-disseminated via the new medium of television.
A must-see for Hitchcock fans.
“The witty, virtuoso collation of materials leaves viewers to draw their own conclusions about the film's ideas on identity, film-making, power and paranoia, but the film's love of Hitchcock - the artist, the public persona, the TV clown - is evident and infectious.” - Screen International