Alfred Hitchcock

(redirected from Alfred Hitchcock's)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock KBE
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
BirthplaceLeytonstone, Essex, England
Film director, film producer
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
It was Alfred Hitchcock's first colour film, also a first film shot in one take - it was never done before or since.
Since they've written all their scripts together--starting in 1990 with a short homage to Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and continuing through their acclaimed first feature, Suture--directing together seemed natural as well.
(1969) sees the Cuban revolution exclusively through the eyes of the merciless guerrilla martyr, played by Omar Sharif, while Alfred Hitchcock's same-year Topaz appropriated the Crisis template, via Leon Uris, for the purposes of dry-eyed espionage involving French spooks.
Paige Martin and Justine Lynch are perfect as abstractions of Alfred Hitchcock's placidly complex film heroines, who meander through the mysterious life of sleuth/criminal/fall guy Greenberg.
Other characters that make the top 10 include Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's horror film Psycho (five per cent) and Pinhead (one per cent) from the Hellraiser films.
"Alfred Hitchcock's Moviemaking Master Class" discusses the filmmaking skills of the legendary Hitchcock and how modern filmmakers can learn much from his practices with his films of suspense.
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo has been named the greatest film of all time, in a poll conducted by the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine.
The exhibition named, 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon,' in the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington explores the style of Kelly who was Alfred Hitchcock's muse too.
Filmed entirely in Scotland, the Beeb are calling it a "reimagined" version but the feature-length adaptation will be "closer to the book" than Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 celluloid outing.
A woman was treated for head wounds after a 'terrifying'attack by a seagull which resembled a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, a rescue team said yesterday.
Alfred Hitchcock's passage to New Yorkon January 11, 1955, on the Liberte;
Pleshette was nominated for four Emmy Awards and also starred in Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds and Nevada Smith with Steve McQueen.