Compared to Alfred Hitchcock‘s better-known films, Shadow of a Doubt may not claim as much suspense or plot perfection, but as an overall execution of storytelling, it’s as effective as it gets. Hitchcock considered this his best American film, and it is easy to see why. Shadow of a Doubt is an example of a [...]
Not every vestige from the 1958 thriller Vertigo is up for public viewing, but a one-bedroom unit in one of the many San Francisco buildings featured in the film has hit the market for $695K. Alfred Hitchcock was such a...
Jessica Helfand considers the appeal of list-making: Occasionally, lists provide a therapeutic benefit, as if the very act of writing something down can help keep chaos at bay. (The famously apprehensive Alfred Hitchcock once shared the order in which he had come to anticipate the surge of adrenaline preceding an anxiety attack: “1: small children, 2: […]
Vertigo, Hitchcock's 1958 classic just celebrated its 55th anniversary and rhizome released an interesting bit of information about the movie. As with the other "late" Hitchcock movies, the opening sequences (designed by Saul Bass) correspond with motifs from the movie itself. Show More Summary
2013Dir. Calum Waddell Ever since Alfred Hitchcock filmed Janet Leigh being stabbed to death in a shower in Psycho (1960), the story of a knife-wielding madman - stalking and slaughtering helpless, usually scantily clad victims - has become a permanent fixture in horror cinema. Show More Summary
Another delightful Google Doodle is online today: This one is a video clip tribute to the late graphic designer Saul Bass on his birthday. Movie fans will recognize his work from Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese films. Show More Summary
You may not know who Saul Bass was, but if you've ever watched the opening titles to Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" or gazed at the original black-on-red art for the film version of "West Side Story," you know his work.So iconic...Show More Summary
Visitors to Google's homepage Wednesday morning were treated to an animated Doodle honoring Saul Bass, a graphic designer best known for animated credit sequences in films from Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorcese. The video above, which was embedded where the Google logo usually is, explains that Bass, who died in 1996, would have been 93 today. Show More Summary
Today is Saul Bass's 93rd birthday. You may not know who Saul Bass is, but you've probably seen his work at some point—he designed the opening title sequences and posters for films—like Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest, Psycho and Vertigo—as well as the corporate logos to United Airlines and AT&T. Show More Summary
Veronica Cartwright, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963’s The Birds, as well as Alien and Invasion of the Body Snatchers has joined the cast of MGM’s The Town That Dreaded Sundown, alongside Gary Cole and The Blair Witch Project‘s Joshua Leonard, pictured above, says Heat Vision Tuesday evening. Addison Timlin is leading in the horror... Read More
The house where Alfred Hitchcock penned the classic 1963 suspense thriller, The Birds, was recently put on sale for $1.4 million. The four-bedroom, four-bath colonial house in Westchester County, New York, currently belongs to Hollywood...Show More Summary
“Rear Window” is an art print by Los Angeles-based illustrator Kevin Tong based on the 1954 suspense film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. Regular and variant screen prints are available to purchase online. One of my favorite Hitchcock films is Rear Window, so this was a definitely a treat for me to be [...]
Haven't yet heard of the Alfred Hitchcock psycho-thriller, "Spellbound"? Well, this interesting fact might give you reason to watch the 1945 Hollywood film: Salvador Dali...
All 3 animated shorts are parodies of Alfred Hitchcock movies that will utilize various Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. [...]
Deadline reports that Kim Novak will be a guest of honor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Novak will be on hand for the premiere of a new restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, which will screen as part of the Cannes Classic series and contains the actress' most acclaimed performance.
Last August, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo rose to the No. 1 spot on the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound survey of the so-called 50 Greatest Films Of All Time. Kim Novak, the star of that film, will be the Cannes Film Festival‘s guest of honor next month. Show More Summary
There's a ridiculous amount of free media content available from the Internet Archive, and the most interesting downloads are often the oldest ones. With masterpieces like Alfred Hitchcock films, gunslinging John Wayne westerns and reels of stock footage and home movies, you'd be forgiven for forgetting the audio archives exist at all. Show More Summary
Now that those two iffy biopics are out of the way we can concentrate on the most important part of Alfred Hitchock, his films and his legacy. And his legacy wasn’t always as dour as his subject matter (which itself wasn’t always that dour). He was often known to make cameos in his films as... Read More
Sex and horror have long been cinematic kindred spirits for decades now, whether you're talking The Phantom of the Opera, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the Hammer horror films of the 1970s, the Friday the 13th franchise or Re-Animator. And in today's crowded media marketplace the dual themes seem to have become even more prevalent — and graphic. [...]
Norman Bates returns tonight in Bates Motel airing on A&E. The series that was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho that [...]