Just stumbled upon this video, which I haven’t seen in a good few years (it had vanished from YouTube awhile back).
It’s a fun short that acts as a great tribute to Hitchcock, as well as being a fun advertisement for Friexenet wine.
It’s also interesting to note the cast in this short, which debuted back in 2007. Besides Scorsese himself and an appearance from his longtime collaborator and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, the rest of the cast is filled with then-unknowns who have more recently gained varying degrees of exposure.
Simon Baker who gained prominence on TV’s “The Mentalist” plays the Cary Grant-esque lead. Michael Stuhlbarg, most well known for playing Arnold Rothstein on the Scorsese produced “Boardwalk Empire” and for appearances in other films such as Men in Black III, appears as one of the villains. And the murderous violinist is played by Christopher Denham, who was most recently a principal character in Ben Affleck’s “Argo” — and appeared in a small but memorable role as an inmate in Scorsese’s own “Shutter Island”.
Scorsese has always had a great eye for casting — with the help of his longtime casting director Ellen Lewis — and it’s really shown here, as almost all that appear in the short now have burgeoning careers.
Anyway, it’s a cool little ad/film. If you’re a fan of Scorsese or Hitchcock or both — or even wine — then check it out.