Even for someone as small as Welles seems, this revelation might still come as a bit of a shock. After all, Hitchcock is considered by many to be one of the best directors of the entire medium, so what could be causing these remarks? Simply put, he thinks Hitchcock is a bad and overrated filmmaker. In his taped conversation, he criticizes the master’s way of lighting suspense films, as well as delivering direct insults to him.
He further explains: “Egotism and laziness”. “And they’re all illuminated like TV shows.”
During the conversation, Welles directly mentioned two of Hitchcock’s films. One of them is “Back Window,” the 1954 mystery film from the director considered one of the greatest horror films of all time. Of course, the director of “Citizen Kane” feels differently.
“I watched one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen the other night [referring to “Rear Window”]. Completely insensitive to what a story of voyeurism could be. I will tell you what is amazing. To find out that Jimmy Stewart could be a bad actor. Even Grace Kelly is better than Jimmy who is overactive. “
However, Welles’ takedown of his second least-favorite Hitchcock movie could be even more devastating. Not only is it rated higher than “Rear Window,” but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t Welles who doesn’t like this one.
“‘Dizzy“, he commented.” That’s even worse. “
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