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Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman
plan Hitch's final film

In this audio clip we hear director Alfred Hitchcock and screenwriter Ernest Lehman developing the storyline for what would be Hitchcock's last film, Family Plot (1976).

The screenplay for what turned out to be Alfred Hitchcock's last film, Family Plot, was written by Ernest Lehman who had previously worked with the director on North by Northwest (1959). On both films, the writer and director collaborated closely, but on Family Plot Lehman recorded their story conferences, providing unprecedented insight into their working methods. An estimated 80 hours of their conversations are preserved at the Ransom Center.

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Reproduced with permission from the Trustees of the Alfred Hitchcock Trust and Laurie Lehman.