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  Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), auteur, showman and famed director, had a career spanning five decades and over 50 films.
Alfred Hitchcock was a man with a vast legacy.
Along with his humorous introductions, Hitchcock brought many tales with a twist to the television with his Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Show.
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  Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock asked Salvador Dalí to imagine "dreams with great visual sharpness and clarity, shaper than the film itself." Terror and fright, the horror off-screen, such as in Bates' Motel in Psycho, are evoked in gallery 12.
Alfred Hitchcock was born in London in 1899 as the youngest of three children.
Hitchcock rejected all naturalism, he favored the simplification of the actor's performances as well as of their costumes and hairstyles, his storytelling was schematized, the sets were theatrically stylized (Robert Daudelin).
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  Alfred Hitchcock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hitchcock was among the most consistently successful and publicly recognizable directors in the world during his lifetime, and remains one of the best known and most popular directors of all time, famous for his expert and largely unrivaled control of pace and suspense throughout his movies.
Hitchcock was one of the first directors to whom they applied their auteur theory, which stresses the artistic authority of the director in the film-making process.
Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899, in Leytonstone, London, the second son and youngest of the three children of William Hitchcock, a greengrocer, and his wife, Emma Jane Hitchcock (née Whelan).
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 Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hitchcock appears again after the title sequence and drolly introduces the story from a mostly-empty studio or from the set of the current episode.
Hitchcock would close the show in much the same way as it was opened, but now to tie up loose ends rather than joke.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 30 minutes long, aired weekly at 9:30 on CBS on Sunday nights from 1955 to 1960, and then at 8:30 on NBC on Tuesday nights from 1960 to 1962.
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Hitchcock was influenced by the German Expressionists, and admired their ability "to express ideas in purely visual terms" (Spoto 68).
Hitchcock's films are marked by his mastery of cinematic technique which is exemplified in his use of camera viewpoints, elaborate editing and soundtrack to build suspense.
Hitchcock was, therefore, able to transcend the artistic constraints of the Studio System in which most films are recognisable as the work of a particular studio than of an individual director and make highly personalised films that bear the stamp of his artistic personality.
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 alfred hitchcock | biography (1899 - 1980)
Hitchcock's creative genius expressed itself through a series of visual or aural effects - startling conjuring tricks calculated to make audiences gasp or giggle.
Hitchcock was always first and foremost a popular entertainer, with no overt pretensions, leaving others to find deeper meanings in his work.
Hitchcock liked this idea so well that he later used variations of it in the two American films which had similar chase formulas to The Thirty-Nine Steps, Saboteur (1942) and North by Northwest (1959).
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 American Masters . Alfred Hitchcock | PBS
Alfred Hitchcock was born in 1899 to a middle-class London family.
Hitchcock won, but he felt battered by Selznick and resented his producer's complete command of post-production.
Hitchcock's notoriety and his ability to independently create successful films of substance signaled, for many, the rise of the director and the decline of the producer.
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 Alfred Hitchcock länkar
Här hittar du länkar till en massa bra sidor om Alfred Hitchcock, hans filmer och liv.
Hitchcock 100 år - Universal Studios hyllning till mästaren i samband med att han skulle ha fyllt 100 år.
Alfred Hitchcock A Mystery Net Websajt - Relativt ny sajt med en del kul fakta.
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 Alfred Hitchcock Movies - The Rest of Alfred Hitchcock
All Alfred Hitchcock films made during World War II are a bit flawed today by the extreme hysteria that was a natural reaction then.
While flawed by some incomprehensible British dialogue (why do they swallow the last half of their words?), the film is frustrating because when one of the characters, in a riveting scene, answers the question, "What are the 39 Steps?", we want to know more.
Alfred Hitchcock knew it takes elements of the familiar and comfortable to create the most terrifying nightmares.
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 The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock was the star and introducer of his long running TV series (1955 - 1966); he was a household name in the United States during this period, and for a considerable period after, due to reruns.
Hitchcock choose this scene for his least recognizable cameo in his films: he goes by with a walking stick, his back to the audience.
Hitchcock himself was a famous celebrity in this era, due to his hosting of his long running TV show, which began in 1955, and which was still on the air in 1963.
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 culturevulture.net and AMC salute Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock instead used his unparalleled technique as a means of entangling the audience, binding us to his (often disturbed, even sociopathic) characters and thus making us experience the terror they face at first hand.
That Hitchcock sustains our interest in his sickness is extraordinary; that he manages to draw us into Scotty's pathology with such skill that we don't realize the extent to which we've indulged his fantasies (and, by proxy, our own worst impulses) until it's far too late is moviemaking at its most sublime.
Hitchcock's prodigious craft is, for the most part, invisible and seemingly effortless.
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 Classic TV Shows - Alfred Hitchcock
Renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour the show was now an hour format.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar for directing though he did receive the Irving Thalberg Award in 1967.
Alfred Hitchcock died in 1980 of renal failure.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1)
Hitchcock used similar shots in the beginning of both The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Shadow of a Doubt, implying a movement from the general to the particular and from the objective to the subjective.
Hitchcock’s fascination with the idea of telling a story pictorially, along with his roots in silent film, encouraged him to construct a large number of such set pieces in his films.
Hitchcock was a declared fan of the films of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, recruiting Dalí to do the dream sequence for Spellbound, although little of what Dalí did was ultimately used.
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Yet the thing is you don't have to imagine Hitchcock in modern movies, the seeds of his brilliance are scattered around the current crop of Hollywood helmers.
Hitchcock's is a career spanning 54 years, traversing 65 films, two continents and practically every technical revolution (silents, sound, colour, even, as in Dial M For Murder, 3D).
Hitchcock's oft-misquoted pronouncement that actors are "like cattle" --he actually said actors should be treated like cattle --belies the fact that many of Hollywood's finest did their best work under his direction.
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 Images - In Focus - The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock
In these films, Hitchcock's female gaze may be as objectifying and controlling of the man as a male gaze is to a woman, while in other cases it exists as a knowing, patient and protective gaze.
These two short films may well be the most challenging films to assess in the entire Hitchcock filmography, for their overt goal of propaganda establishes a set of expectations alien to Hitchcock's suspense films, thus creating conflicts for the filmmaker and the critics alike.
Indeed, in one of the most revealing scenes, just one third of the way through the film, Hitchcock is outrageously obvious in his intentions; yet his artistry in lighting, camera angle, and mise-en-scene make it possible to hide in plain sight and create a world that is rife with duality.
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 Amazon.com: Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection (Psycho / Vertigo / Rear Window / The Birds / Shadow of a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alfred Hitchcock considered this 1943 thriller to be his personal favorite among his own films, and although it's not as popular as some of Hitchcock's later work, it's certainly worthy of the master's admiration.
Director Alfred Hitchcock, fascinated by the possibilities of the long-take style, decided to shoot this story as though it were happening in one long, uninterrupted shot.
Vacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: "Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes." From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films.
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Hitchcock films are filled with great collaborators, from actresses like Ingrid Bergman to composers like Bernard Herrmann.
Hitchcock was a great entertainer and at the same time had a lot to say about life, art and humanity.
Hitchcock gets up from the chair, shakes hands with a man, and walks off to the right.
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 Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock's unique jigsaw puzzle method of shooting ensured that the film could only be assembled one particular way in the editing room.
Alfred Hitchcock told stories using a mixture of intelligent plots, witty dialogue and a spoonful of mystery and murder.
Hitchcock is credited as "treatment advisor", acting as a consultant in organizing the footage, helping to shape the way the material was presented.
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 Alfred Hitchcock - Introduction
He was known to his audiences as the 'Master of Suspense' and what Hitchcock mastered was not only the art of making films but also the task of taming his own raging imagination.
Director of such works as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds and The 39 steps, Hitchcock told his stories through intelligent plots witty dialogue and a spoonful of mystery and murder.
Hitchcock was eccentric, demanding, inventive, impassioned and he had a great sense of British humor.
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 Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with
In his suspense thrillers, Hitchcock unsettled audiences both through the use of intense set pieces and the suggestion that normality as usually defined masks humanity's true and much darker nature.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock - Sir Alfred Hitchcock director Born: 8/13/1899 Birthplace: London, England British director famous...
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 Alfred Hitchcock
Throughout his work Hitchcock reveals a fascinated and fascinating tension, an oscillation, between attraction to the feminine… and a corresponding need to erect, sometimes brutally, a barrier to the femininity which is perceived as all-absorbing.
Hitchcock's films, supposedly expressive of “pure cinema”, if not “art for art's sake”, in fact have their basis in a sadomasochism that is universal in human affairs.
Hitchcock, indeed, always told his actors that they needed to be part masculine and part feminine in order to get inside a character (66).
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 Alfred Hitchcock >> German-Hollywood Connection
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a Catholic family in Leytonstone, England, not far from London on August 13, 1899.
In the 1920s, when Alfred Hitchcock was directing silent films in England and Germany, it was common for the studios to “import” American and other actors to appear in British or German productions.
Hitchcock was the assistant director, co-scriptwriter, and art director for this movie, which was directed by Graham Cutts, with whom Hitchcock worked as assistant director on several other films.
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 Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock was born in London, the son of William Hitchcock, a poultry dealer and fruit importer.
Hitchcock himself suffered from all kinds of fears - he was frightened of police, authorities, his own emotions, and sex.
Hitchcock films from the 1960s include THE BIRDS (1963), in which he tormented the star, Tippi Hedren, with birds for a week, and MARNIE (1964), in which the director allegedly made advances to Hedren.
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 Alfred Hitchcock - Wikiquote
Alfred Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980) was a British film director and producer, closely associated with the suspense thriller genre.
In the documentary the basic material has been created by God, whereas in the fiction film the director is the god; he must create life.
Like Freud, Hitchcock diagnosed the discontents that chafe and rankle beneath the decorum of civilization.
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 Alfred Hitchcock (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was born Alfred Joesph Hitchcock, his father was a green grocer called...
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