HITCHCOCK AND MORMONISM Which Alfred Hitchcock film contains a long passage from the Book of Mormon, and how and why did it get into the film? What Mormon actors have starred in Hitchcock films? What Mormon artist created the largest work of art featured in any of Hitchcock’s films? What Mormon screenwriter wrote several episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series? What did Hitchcock think of Mormonism? In attempting to answer these questions, I will also explore some aspects of contemporary film theory and ask what it means, in turn, for the pinnacle of Mormon religious expression to involve the watching of a film. Hitchcock’s films, I will argue, have something to teach us about what it means to be a Mormon in an age of mechanical reproduction.
R. John Williams