Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt

Discussion of Alfred Hitchcock’s attempt to force a perspective on viewers when he made `Shadow of a Doubt`.

`Shadow of a Doubt` was a box office success and remains an outstanding example of Alfred Hitchcock’s ability to craft a mystery film into a something which was more than mere cinema; it was also a serious psychological study. In order to achieve this, Hitchcock had to alter the way in which the viewer expected to see films.