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When the results of the once-a-decade British Film Institute poll of world film experts about history’s best films were announced in 2012, he change that attracted the most notice was at the top of the list. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,”...Show More Summary

What's the 'Scream,' Sondheim connection? Kevin Williamson takes us back 20 years

In 1996, "Scream" revived horror on film by revealing the genre's tricks and tropes. The spark that ignited the runaway hit came not from the works of maestros such as John Carpenter or Alfred Hitchcock, however, but from an unlikely source: Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." "I don't even know...

The Oscar Whiteness Machine

The Oscars almost never get it right. Alfred Hitchcock never won one; Elaine May has never won one. Barbara Stanwyck never won an Oscar; Robert Mitchum never got a Best Actor nomination. The intersection between the art of movies and the Oscars is coincidental at best. Show More Summary

‘Bates Motel’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer: Will There Be More Drug Wars?

There was a lot of skepticism going into A&E’s Bates Motel. “Who wants to see a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic? Why do we need to see Norman Bates’ origin story? How can this sustain itself for five or more seasons?” The show ultimately proved to be a success with viewers. Show More Summary

Great Moments in Horror: The Birds (1963)

Alfred Hitchcock closes his terrifying thriller, The Birds, with this unsettling scene. This final shot is a composite of 32 separately filmed elements.

Heroes of Horror: Rear Window (1954)

Jimmy Stuart plays L.B. Jeffries in Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense thriller, Rear Window! When Jeffries witnesses what he believes to be a murder, he finds himself helpless to stop the culprit since he is stuck in a wheelchair after a particularly nasty accident. He can only watch and hope that help will arrive shortly. Why is L.B. Jeffries one of your Heroes of Horror?

How 'Hateful Eight's' Bruce Dern turns on the switch that makes his characters shine

A few days before the opening of his latest film, Quentin Tarantino's wide-screen western "The Hateful Eight," Bruce Dern was holding court at a famed Hollywood eatery remembering the time Alfred Hitchcock got stuck in his director's chair. Dern, now 79, had a small part in Hitchcock's 1964 thriller...

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2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Three classic Hitchcock films on Blu-ray for one low price. This would be a great little gift for the film buff on your list. [Alfred Hitchcock: The Classic Collection -Notorious / Rebecca / Spellbound, $14] Read more...

Bruce Dern Shares Hilarious Memory Of A Girthy Alfred Hitchcock

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

With an acting career spanning more than 50 years, Bruce Dern has his fair share of incredible Hollywood stories, and he delightfully shared a few of them from the set of Alfred Hitchcock's final film with HuffPost Live on Tuesday. During...Show More Summary

Montblanc’s “Great Characters” Edition Celebrates Andy Warhol

Montblanc launched its “Great Characters” edition of pens in 2009 and has since honored pioneering individuals ranging from Alfred Hitchcock to Leonardo da Vinci, and John F. Kennedy. For the latest limited edition run the brand is… The post Montblanc’s “Great Characters” Edition Celebrates Andy Warhol appeared first on Selectism.

Review: Hitchcock, Truffaut conversations fascinating, intimate look into filmmaking genius

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Alfred Hitchcock had already released his kinked, kinky masterpiece Vertigo four years earlier. Though it now tops many lists as the best film of the

The Vertigo of Mariah Carey's Breakup Songs

Mariah Carey's Breakup Songs Chase the Dragon of Requited Love with the Obsessive Intensity of Hitchcock's Vertigo by Kyle Fleck E ven amid a staggering body of work, Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film Vertigo stands out for the sheer tragedy of its story. Show More Summary

Master Of Suspense

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Master of Suspense is a short film and an original story created with the famous cameo appearances of Alfred Hitchcock in his films and trailers. Special effects and extracts from 30 of his great movies were used for the editing. A new sound design was created, mixed with eerie tones of the music of Bernard Herrmann. Vimeo link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer

The Man Who Acted With Orson Welles, Produced Alfred Hitchcock, Played Tennis With Arnold Schoenberg’s Son, And Watched Hanns Eisler Pass Out

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Alex Ross: “One morning last May, I walked up a driveway in Mandeville Canyon, on the west side of Los Angeles, and stepped back nearly eight decades in time. I had entered the home of the actor and director Norman Lloyd, who turned a hundred and one on November 8th.” (includes audio interview)

Rep Cinema This Week: Hitchcock/Truffaut, Youth, and Steve Jobs

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a lively primer on Alfred Hitchcock’s best work, another Steve Jobs biopic (a little better than the last), and an American indie breakthrough about illness and loss. Hitchcock/Truffaut Directed by Kent Jones TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 […]

College football offers no drama with chosen playoff teams

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

If you wanted suspense on Sunday you were better off renting "Rear Window" by Alfred Hitchcock. There was little edge-of-your-seat action in college football, once known for its dramatic pauses and soap-opera organ music. The more they get this right, the more they get it, well, different. Sixteen...

Film Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut (Dir. Kent Jones)

Before I even knew the meaning of fancy words, Alfred Hitchcock was my first auteur. At age eleven, my Sunday nights were reserved for AMC's broadcasts of Torn Curtain, The Birds, and Psycho. I rented Vertigo and borrowed various books from the library. I even dressed as Norman Bates (as his mother) that year for Halloween.

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