Wednesday, November 26, 2008

John Michael Hayes obituary

John Michael Hayes, the American screenwriter best known for adapting screenplays to be directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including Rear Window and To Catch A Thief, has died at the age of 89. There's an obituary by Margalit Fox in The New York Times.
In interviews over the years, Mr. Hayes was forthright about what it was like to write for Mr. Hitchcock. “I enjoyed working with him professionally, but off the screen he wasn’t so likable,” he told The Worcester Telegram & Gazette in 1999. “He was egotistical to the point of madness.”

1 comment:

  1. I love behind the scenes peaks, like this... Thanks for posting, Tom!! Egotistical to the point of madness... a striking (and sad!) description.

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