Delving into the ‘Night’

The art of using film footage to terrify an audience was practically invented by Alfred Hitchcock. His mastery and ability to meticulously frame every shot so his audience would be spellbound has been emulated by generations of directors after him.

But when director Sidney Bernstein approached Hitchcock to be the supervising director of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, a documentary commissioned by the British government to document the liberation of the concentration camps, Hitchcock did not need to resort to cinematic trickery or artifice to capture the sheer horror found there.


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