Many are likening the opera house sequence in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to a similar scene in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. But the former's roots go back much further, to a certain historical event.
Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. My last post was over two years ago. You find me still obsessed over the subject of that post, the artwork Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock, which in recent years has come to be considered the Greatest Film Ever Made. “Stand in line,” you say? Yes, there are all […]
Like a story Alfred Hitchcock once told, our fine, feathered friends aren't in a good mood today. The aviary community is up in wings over the launch of Angry Birds 2 on Android and iOS. They're irritated, upset, pissed off, and every other synonym for angry. Show More Summary
Fifty-two years ago, independent filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis shocked audiences with BLOOD FEAST, in which he responded to the subtlety of Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO by splashing blood and gore across the screen - a sight its 1963 viewers had never seen before. Show More Summary
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds a lot of weird stuff, and in recent years more and more of it has been about the brain.Its signature work in this field is in brain-computer interfaces and goes back several decades to its Biocybernetics program, which sought to enable direct communication between humans and machines. Show More Summary
In a nightmare scene right out of the mind of Alfred Hitchcock, residents of Cornwall in the U.K. are being overrun by killer seagulls that have so far killed two pet dogs, a tortoise, and have attacked a senior citizen. In May, Devon resident Nikki Wayne found the body of her Chihuahua, Bella, in a Killer Seagulls Terrorize The U.K. Show More Summary
A new study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Alfred Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. During high suspense moments, the brain narrows what people see and focuses their attention on the story. During less suspenseful moments of the film clips, viewers devote more attention to their surroundings.
The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences' brains. Their study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. Show More Summary
Vulture recently interviewed "Gone Girl" screenwriter Gillian Flynn at the premiere of "Dark Places." The site asked the author about the current status of Director David Fincher's adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" remake starring Ben Affleck. Show More Summary
Last January, a major movie package was announced with some high-profile principals attached: David Fincher had come onboard to direct Ben Affleck in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, this one casting Affleck as an Oscar-campaigning movie star who gets embroiled in a murder plot. Even better,... More »
The Milwaukee-based cultural journalist and author Patrick McGilligan has published biographies on semifinal figures of film, from Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang to James Cagney and Jack Nicholson. None of his books caused the professional...Show More Summary
Once heralded as one of the most promising actresses of the 1930s — when she was in her teens — British star Nova Pilbeam made an impression in two early Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Young and Innocent.”Read full article >>
Courtesy of HDNet Movies and our DVR we viewed Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho last night and were struck, as we are each time we view this...
"Restaurant M" sounds like a murder-mystery dinner involving a hungry Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang, but it's actually the name of a one-day pop-up on July 27 involving a five-course McDonald's menu and multiple forks. The chain is...Show More Summary
We watched two motion pictures yesterday on an HD Flat Screen TV, one after the other: Vertigo (seen via HDNet Movies), a 1958 Alfred Hitchcock...
The network's newest summer series is "Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The Birds' across the entire animal kingdom," showrunner and EP Jeff Pinkner tells THR. read more
(Steven Hayward) Power Line’s drone air force went rogue this afternoon, as you’ll see below. Alfred Hitchcock, call your office! Though I blame the Supreme Court. Or Cyberdyne Systems. Or something. (Less than 30 seconds long.)
If Alfred Hitchcock designed a house, don't you think it would have plenty of perilous balconies and at least one noose visible through the yellow-tinted windows? If George Lucas went into architecture, he would probably build something...Show More Summary
Keith Neagle (Nat), Jodi Kingsley (Diane), and Emily Nichelson (Julia). Photo by Michael Brosilow. Though well-known as a 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, the story of killer birds attacking people and running amok actually comes from a novelette written by British...
Mention "The Birds" and you doubtless think of Alfred Hitchcock, Bodega Bay, the lovebirds played by Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor, and a children's party where a flock of violent sea gulls fly in uninvited. If you're a fan of off-Loop theater, you might also recall one of the many stagings of the...