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“Rivers can be very sinister places”

Alfred Hitchcock in East London, which documents the byways of Leytonstone and Stratford and the long-gone Walthamstow film industry, gets its world premiere fittingly enough upstairs at my local in Leytonstone next weekend. Frenzy, above, is based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square, which was in turn influenced by the recent Jack the Stripper murder cases. However, the film was also said to be an affectionate tribute by the director to the Leytonstone fruit shop of his father, through the dying days of Covent Garden’s fruit market as shown in the film.

First posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2009.

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