Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
BirthplaceLeytonstone, Essex, England
Film director, film producer

Hitchcock, Alfred


Born Aug. 13, 1899, in London; died Apr. 29, 1980, in Los Angeles, Calif. British-American film director.

Hitchcock began working in films in 1920, first as a screenwriter and later as a director. He achieved fame for a series of detective films in which he strove to introduce psychological depth and a tense, sinister atmosphere. His best films made in England were Blackmail (1929), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935), and The Lady Vanishes (1938).

Hitchcock worked in Hollywood from 1939, where he made a number of films in the same genre, exploring Freudian themes and emphasizing the pathological behavior of psychologically defective characters. His most famous films are Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1942), Rope (1948), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (I960), The Birds (1963), Mamie (1964), and Frenzy (1972).

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Hitchcock did admit years later that it was a nonsensical stunt, but what us film-goers would look for in most of Alfred Hitchcock's films was him doing a one-off non-speaking part.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of Alfred Hitchcock's most celebrated cinematic achievements are available as new two-disc Special Edition DVDs on October 7, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Psycho - Special Edition", "Vertigo - Special Edition", and "Rear Window - Special Edition".
A SILLY but not unwatchable collection of some of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest bits, David Mackenzie's overheated ``Asylum'' is an interesting opportunity to watch some great actors working hard to overcome the general nuttiness of their movie.
It's then when we find ourselves gazing, along with the audience attending the Quebec City "premiere," at the dark looming Kafka/castle-esque hulk of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel which opens Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1952), the making of and meaning of which plays such a forceful part in the shape and resonances of Lepage's highly complex film.
North by Northwest" -- Alfred Hitchcock's sleek masterwork starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason -- will be released for the first time ever on DVD and as a VHS Special Edition on Aug.
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LANCASTER - Actress Tippi Hedren will be the featured guest at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller ``The Birds.
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