|Comments by Robert Harris and James Katz in a film archivists' mailing list:|
|The film is meant as pure entertainment. Again, the original surviving elements (which are few) have been retained. Where possible, original Foley and efx were used in the stereo mix. The question should be...
Does the film work as modern entertainment? Do viewers experiencing the film for the first time (or seeing it again) get more (or less) enjoyment or understanding of the multi-layered film or do tracks detract from the pleasure of the film. Our feeling (after spending two years working to make this as true as possible to Hitchcock's intentions) is that the entertainment value is heightened.