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Why Hitchcock Altered the Opening Sequence of ‘Notorious’

By Will DiGravio Watch a video essay examining how Alfred Hitchcock set up a motif. The article Why Hitchcock Altered the Opening Sequence of ‘Notorious’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.

archiemcphee: Them Birds by illustrators Dan Eijah Fajardo (aka...

archiemcphee: Them Birds by illustrators Dan Eijah Fajardo (aka Dandingeroz) and Pedro Kramer (aka Badbasilisk) who collaborated on this awesome pop culture mashup wherein Alfred Hitchcock encounters a gang of Angry Birds. This design is currently up on Threadless as a t-shirt design candidate. [via My Modern Metropolis]

Jaw-Dropping New Alfred Hitchcock Posters from Mondo

Good news, Hitchcock fans: the fine folks over at Mondo have done it again. The works of the Master of Suspense have long been fodder for their gorgeously rendered posters, but today they’re dropping four more, and they’re all-timers. Stephan Schmitz is a relative newcomer to the Mondo fold, and according to the poster, T-shirt, […]

Easter eggs and yellow pigs

An Easter egg is a hidden feature, a kind of joke. The term was first used in video games but the idea is broader and older than that. For example, Alfred Hitchcock made a brief appearance in all his movies. And I recently heard that there’s a pineapple or reference to a pineapple in every […]

"Logic is dull."

A quote from Alfred Hitchcock, which I heard last night, as I watched the documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut." I said the quote out loud as soon as I heard it (at home, though if I'd been in a theater, I might have whispered it to Meade).I...Show More Summary

Drew Barnhardt’s ‘Rondo’ Enters a World of Sex, Murder, and Revenge [Trailer]

Writer-director Drew Barnhardt and producer Guy Clark recently announced the completion of their feature film, shot on location in Denver, Colorado last year. In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Drew Barnhardt’s Rondo is said to be “a sexy, funny, and distinctly modern update to the suspense thriller.” In the film, “Paul, a […]

10 Fascinating Facts About The Birds

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Filming the Alfred Hitchcock classic was a harrowing experience for its stars, particularly Tippi Hedren.

Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, and 11 Other Things That Influenced Search Party

With a modern take on the whodunit narrative twisted through a sardonically Bushwick sense of humor, Search Party’s first season was one of the most enjoyable TV debuts in recent memory. Just when we thought co-creators Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter couldn’t outdo themselves — accidental murder in Canada, ... More »

[Review] ’78/52? is a Must-See Love Letter to Hitchcock and Filmmaking

You would be hard-pressed to find a film lover who does not name Alfred Hitchcock as a favorite filmmaker. It would be harder still to find a horror fan who does not name Hitchcock’s Psycho as an all-time favorite. The legacy of his 1960 horror classic is boundless, living on in both mainstream and indie […]

Super7 Releases Retro-Style Iron Maiden Action Figures!

Not only did indie toy company Super7 add Nosferatu and Alfred Hitchcock to their “ReAction Figures” line this week, but they’ve also just unleashed Iron Maiden toys! An official Super7 x Iron Maiden collaboration, Maiden’s iconic mascot Eddie to comes to the toy shelf as a line of four different, 3.75-inch ReAction Figures. Each one […]

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: Best of the holiday gift boxes

Boxes of DVDs or Blu-rays are always wonderful holiday gifts, and this year offers some especially enticing examples. "Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection," from Universal, offers 15 movies by the master of suspense, including classics like "Vertigo" and "North By Northwest," as well as episodes...

[Gift Guide] Alfred Hitchcock and Nosferatu Retro-Style Action Figures!

What do you get for the horror fan who already has everything? Well, he/she probably doesn’t have an Alfred Hitchcock action figure – and he/she probably wants one! Indie toy company Super7 has taken back the 3.75? ReAction Figures line from Funko, and today they released their “Halloween Series” action figures. The series includes Hitchcock […]

15 Fascinating Facts About The Trouble With Harry

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Alfred Hitchcock's big stab at comedy was a box office flop, but remained one of his favorite movies.

Dancing Dad, 'LONZO SUCKS!' Kid and Popcorn Head: Stars of the Celtics glorious fan cam

This fan cam visit became a work of art. Alfred Hitchcock famously shot Rope in a series of long, 10 minute cuts designed to make the film feel as real as possible. That was art, so is this work by the Celtics when they cut to theirShow More Summary

Hitchcock Takes Flight: A Stairway Filmography

By Jacob Oller The 39 Steps? How about 39 different staircase movies. ax Tohline cleverly created a video highlighting an underexplored throughline in director Alfred Hitchcock’s films. As the premiere case study for auteurism, most of Hitchcock’s idiosyncrasies have been analyzed to death. Show More Summary

Guillermo del Toro Talks ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene in ’78/52? Clip

“You knew you were in the hands of a master… nothing you could do but submit.” Alexandre Philippe’s documentary 78/52, which takes an in-depth look at the 78 setups and 52 cuts that forever changed cinema in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, is now available on all digital platforms here in the States. But ahead of the UK […]

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78/52: This documentary breaks down the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960). Among the talking heads are Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, whose mother, Janet Leigh, played the victimShow More Summary

The race to escape Redwood Valley: 'Everyone out of the car! We need to run'

In his living room after midnight, as he waited for “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” Frank Belford sniffed smoke. He stepped into his yard with his dog Sassy. Above the ridge to the east, it looked like the glow of a giant autumn moon rising, orange as a jack-o’-lantern. But he knew full moons did...

Review: Alfred Hitchcock’s Late Rabbi-Producer Hosts Palestinian Play ‘The Siege’; Also, Betty Buckley’s Master Class

Jack Skirball was a Reform Jewish rabbi from Cleveland who moved to Los Angeles, where he became a real estate developer and film producer best known for his relationship with Alfred Hitchcock: Skirball was associate producer of Saboteur in 1942 and producer, a year later under his own banner, of Shadow of a Doubt. Show More Summary

A scary flock of birds freaked out as Hurricane Ophelia approached Ireland

This flock of ominous birds in Cork, Ireland, would be able to give Alfred Hitchcock nightmares. As Hurricane Ophelia, which may now be designated as a tropical storm, approached Ireland, twitter user Sltlk, posted a video on MondayShow More Summary

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