'I aim to provide the public with beneficial shocks. Civilisation has become so protective that we're no longer able to get our goose bumps instinctively. The best way to achieve that, it seems to me, is a movie' - Alfred Hitchcock.
Quentin Falk, editor of the BAFTA magazine, Academy, is the author of books on Anthony Hopkins, Albert Finney and Graham Greene. A former editor of Screen International, he has been film critic for the Daily Mail and Sunday Mirror as well as a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years.