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
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
A day of reckoning is approaching for Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, who play the unwholesome mother-son team at the center of A&E’s Bates Motel. That series, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, begins its fifth and...Show More Summary
Poor mother. Norman Bates is clearly transitioning from a good boy to…..well, you know. Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are back for the fifth and final season of A&E’s BATES MOTEL. The series is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s defining horror movie PYSCHO. Show More Summary
A new video places the directors side-by-side in a series of visual comparisons. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
Nothing focuses a film like the threat of a bomb going off. From Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage" to the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," explosive devices that can detonate at any moment are intrinsically dramatic. "Land of Mine" makes good use of that plot mechanism, but it has a whole lot more...
Werner Herzog makes Alfred Hitchcock look like a big softie, and his broody demeanor is so inscrutable it almost seems like an act he's spent decades practicing and refining. But proving Werner is every bit as unflappable as he seems is as easy as pulling the trigger and seeing how many f@#ks he gives. Show More Summary
“Chapter Fifty-One” is the last new episode of Jane The Virgin in 2016, and that’s the only disappointing thing about it. This is one of those chapters that shows just how rich the show’s three-tiered narrative structure can be whenShow More Summary
Paul Sylbert, an Oscar-winning set decorator and production designer who worked with such top directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan, Mike Nichols, Robert Benton and Milos Forman during his half-century career, has died. He was 88. Show More Summary
The 86-year-old actress openly discussed the sexual harassment and abuse she suffered at the hands of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock on the set of The Birds and Marnie in her memoir, and elaborates on it in an interview with Varie...
“In her new [memoir], Hedren alleges that the director made sexual approaches to her and regarded her as his personal property. … [Two biographers] argue that Hedren’s claims are not supported by others who worked on the films, or by the shooting schedules and other documents in Hitchcock’s archive.”
When Tippi Hedren first met director Alfred Hitchcock, she was an unknown actress with no movie credits to her name. Within just a few years, Hedren quickly became a Hollywood star, landing leading roles in several of Hitchcock’s most...Show More Summary
There’s a moment in Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film, Frenzy, when the murderer Robert Rusk, a serial sexual predator, finds himself in a bit of a bind. Having just loaded the corpse of the hero’s girlfriend onto a truck carrying sacks of potatoes, Rusk realizes he’s left some incriminating evidence on the body. Show More Summary
Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger starring Ivor Novello, at Hampstead Arts Festival with live music by Gwilym Simcock The Hampstead Arts Festival returns on 5 November 2016, presenting two weeks of classical music, jazz, talks and film in...Show More Summary
In 1963, American moviegoers were terrified en masse by a new, very different kind of horror film: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The thriller was a critical and commercial success, and it made a star out of its leading lady-- a beautiful 33-year old blonde named Tippi Hedren. Show More Summary
Actress Tippi Hedren graphically chronicles in a new memoir incidents in which she says she was sexually assaulted and harassed by famed British director Alfred Hitchcock during her star turns in “The Birds” and “Marnie.” “Tippi,” which goes on sale on Tuesday,...