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Giò Abate
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Fabien Boully
Nicole Brenez
Rex Butler
Peggy Chiao
Jean-Pierre Coursodon
Stéphane Delorme
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Thomas Elsaesser
Chris Fujiwara
Ruy Gardnier
Roger Garcia
Charlotte Garson
John Gianvito
Augustin Gimel
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Eugène Green
Paul Hammond
Peter Harcourt
Shigehiko Hasumi
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William D. Routt
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François Thomas
Jean-Baptiste Thoret
Peter Tscherkassky
Johanna Vaude
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Manuel Yáñez
Andrei Zelitsky


The spirit of Hitchcock has just passed
and disappeared around the corner.
But in his absence he still commands the scene.


This is not a still from a film, but a holiday snap taken in Spain by the great Dutch filmmaker Johan van der Keuken. It was published on the last page of the December/January 2000/2001 issue of the film journal Skrien, where van der Keuken had a monthly film-picture essay column called 'From the World of a Freelancer'. What makes it unforgettable is the caption van der Keuken gave it: homage to a master of montage from another master of montage. Van der Keuken died a month after the picture was published.