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A Greater Appreciation

As I get older, I have a greater appreciation of: The talent of Frank Sinatra. A quiet Saturday night. The sweetness of dogs. Alfred Hitchcock films. Walks. Bach's genius. A well-written sentence. The insight of Abraham Lincoln. Vincent van Gogh. Comfortable clothes.

For Our Consideration: The final season is a great time for newcomers to check in to Bates Motel

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” For Norman Bates, that statement took on a little more weight than maybe it should have. One of the most iconic characters in American cinema is Alfred Hitchcock’s murderous man with mommy issues, as brought to life by Anthony Perkins in Psycho. Show More Summary

Who Is the True Master of Suspense?

Comparing Henri-Georges Clouzot’s ‘Les Diaboliques’ to Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ in a suspense-off. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Recreating the Vertigo poster

In his new book The Perfect Shape, Øyvind Hammer shows how to create a graph something like the poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo. Hammer’s code uses a statistical language called Past that I’d never heard of. Here’s my interpretation of his code using Python. import matplotlib.pyplot as plt from numpy import arange, sin, cos, […]

“Bates Motel”: Watch Norman Sneak a Peak at Rihanna ‘s Marion Crane

A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns for its fifth and final season on February 20th. The biggest selling point is that R&B artist Rihanna will play the role of Marion Crane, the iconic guest that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and didn’t exactly meet a happy ending. Crane was originally played by Janet Leigh, the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, she’s being teased in […]

The rise and fall (and rise) of M. Night Shyamalan's career in one chart

It's a little hard to remember, but M. Night Shyamalan was once supposed to be the Second Coming in Hollywood. The writer and director, who's influenced as much by Alfred Hitchcock as Steven Spielberg, broke out young with his second...Show More Summary

Bates Motel Finally Catches Up to Psycho in the Final Season Trailer

Next month, Bates Motel finally heads toward the conclusion we always saw coming. The final season of the gripping drama is set to bring us right into the plot of Alfred Hitchcock's classic, Psycho. We already know Rihanna has stepped...Show More Summary

Trailer and Stills Provide First Official Look at Rihanna as Marion Crane in “Bates Motel”

A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns one last time on February 20th. A contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the small screen’s “Bates Motel” has since 2013 been leading up to the events of the classic film, and in the upcoming fifth and final season, this iteration of Norman will come face to face with iconic victim Marion Crane. This […]

Watch Rihanna as Marion Crane on “Bates Motel,” Soundtracked by Radiohead

Last year, it was revealed at the annual San Diego Comic-Con that Rihanna had been tapped to appear in “Bates Motel,” the A&E television series that serves as a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho. Rihanna was cast as Marion Crane, a key character who is the victim in the famous shower scene in Psycho. Show More Summary

Holocaust’s Horrors in the Time of Trump

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

A long-buried documentary, co-directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Sidney Bernstein, provides unequivocal proof of the Holocausts horrors. Bernsteins daughter, Jane Wells, opens up about the filmand why Donald Trump and Jared Kushner should see it.

’78/2?, the ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene Documentary, Was Acquired by IFC Out of Sundance

IFC has acquired U.S. rights to 78/52, a documentary that isn’t about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but quite specifically the shower scene that lies within. Alexandre Philippe directs this is an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene, the “man behind the curtain,” and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. Having […]

IFC Midnight Grabs ’78/52,’ Dissection Of ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene: Sundance

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to  78/52, the Alexandre O. Philippe-directed Sundance documentary that deconstructs the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The film features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth, Walter Murch and Peter Bogdanovich. Show More Summary

Cool Stuff: Ninja Turtle Tiki Mugs, Hitchcock T-Shirts, Disney VHS Notebooks, and More

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we take a look at a new line of limited edition t-shirts celebrating director Alfred Hitchcock, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tiki mugs, Parks and Rec Funko Pop figures, Hot Toy’s sixth scale R2-D2 figure,...Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about the legendary, horrifying 'Psycho' shower scene

Alfred Hitchcock had already become the master of suspense by the time he released "Psycho" in 1960. But the film's chilling shower scene would make him a legend for generations to come. In "78/52," which premiered in the Midnight Section...Show More Summary

’78/52? Documents the Shower Scene From Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ (Clip)

Usually a documentary has a wider scope that 78/52, which isn’t about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, but quite specifically the shower scene that lies within. Alexandre Philippe directs this is an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene, the “man behind the curtain,” and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. Having […]

C&L's Saturday Night Chiller Theater: Notorious (1946)

No 'sploding heads this week, or armies of rats or boxes of plutonium. This week you deserve something vintage. Something we keep under the counter for special friends of the boss. This week you get Alfred Hitchcock's 1946 suspense classic, Notorious. Sure, it's full of spies and betrayals, Nazis and wild drunken rides through the night. Show More Summary

A “Twilight Zone” Baby Name?

Yesterday’s post involved Alfred Hitchcock, so today let’s cross over into the Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone is now a cult classic, but was only moderately popular during its original run (1959-1964). That said, it did win a couple of Emmys in the early ’60s. It also inspired viewers to start Twilight Zone fan clubs […]

Warmer Oceans Increase Likelihood Of Toxic Shellfish, Study Finds

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The neurotoxin domoic acid inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” after hundreds of sooty shearwaters ingested the poison in the summer of 1961 and, well, lost their minds. The crazed birds likely consumed domoic acid via small fish like anchovies and sardines. Show More Summary

7 Things About Mad Max: Fury Road

Did you know that Mad Max creator George Miller looks to Alfred Hitchcock for inspiration, Charlize Theron kept grease in the War Rig, and that the crew custom made 150 vehicles for Fury Road? All that and more in CineFix’s video.

Thedy, a Hitchcock-Inspired Baby Name

Here’s a baby name with ties to Ray Bradbury, Alfred Hitchcock, and decapitation! What fun. The name is Thedy, and it appeared for the first and only time on the Social Security Administration’s baby name list in 1964: 1965: unlisted 1964: 10 baby girls named Thedy [debut] 1963: unlisted Where did it come from? It […]

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