When Auschwitz and other camps were liberated, the British army sent along a film unit. With the help of supervising director Alfred Hitchcock, the shocking footage was meant for a documentary called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. Show More Summary
Alfred Hitchcock once said “It is very difficult, very painful, and it takes a very, very long time to kill a man.” According to the trailer for Blood Simple, anyway. Regardless, it’s an appropriate quote to have in mind going into Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s feature debut Body. Set on Christmas Eve, this compact […]
A rotary telephone in comically massive close-up: This is the first object we see in “Dial M for Murder,” Alfred Hitchcock’s sole foray into 3-D stereoscopic image-making. In its general release the movie went out “flat” in all but a few engagements. By May 1954,...
When it comes to modern day horror, pretty much every filmmaker owes at least some amount of honor and respect to Alfred Hitchcock, “The Master Of Suspense”. This was the man who created some of the most recognized films in the thriller and horror genres. Just like how Jaws created a generation that was terrified […]
Either A&E is doing whatever they can to get fans of Psych to tune into the Season 3 premiere of “Bates Motel,” or they’re literally about to take the series into the realm of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic. In the new promo, we see Norman and Norma Bates, seemingly intertwined, while Norman goes a little crazy. […]
Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock take gothic romance seriously, and so should we all.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris announces bid for U.S. Senate in 2016. Elizabeth Warren will not be running for President in 2016. Ben Affleck and David Fincher to team up once more for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on...
"Gone Girl" director David Fincher, star Ben Affleck and screenwriter Gillian Flynn will get reacquainted for "Strangers," a Warner Bros. remake of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Strangers on a Train," the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
YouTube Link This video uses clips of every feature film of revered director Alfred Hitchcock to explore recurring visual elements. The amalgam of stairs, heights, falls, eyes, sleeping and dreaming blended with skillful editing is mesmerizing and recommended to all fans of Hitchcock. -Via Laughing Squid
Before I begin to defend the notion that Ben Affleck and David Fincher are remaking Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, I’m going to have to ask you to get past the whole now-it's-on-a-plane thing. When Deadline announced the project earlier today, it incorrectly stated that the remake would be... More »
If you?re going to remake a Hitchcock film, it?s hard to argue against a trio like this one. GONE GIRL?s Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will re-team for the Warner Bros. remake of Alfred Hitchcock?s classic thriller STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, except they?re dropping the whole train part and three-forths of the title is going along with it. Show More Summary
Here's something to be temporarily excited about. Deadline reports that Ben Affleck and David Fincher are teaming up to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller, Strangers on a Train. They're tentatively talking to Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn (!) and have already updated the premise. Instead of trains (apparently, no one takes trains anymore), these strangers... More »
The team behind Gone Girl is going to give a modern twist to an old classic. Director David Fincher and star Ben Affleck are set to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. However, this version will be updated and simply called Strangers. Gone Girl author / screenwriter Gillian Flynn is in talks to write the script. Show More Summary
Ben Affleck will reportedly be reteaming with his Gone Girl crew, director David Fincher and writer Gillian Flynn, for a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock movie Strangers On A Train. The 42-year-old actor will play a version of the original movie’s Farley Granger, a man bored with his marriage who wants a divorce and ends [...]
“The Hitchcock Gallery” is a short video essay compiled by Irish broadcaster Steven Benedict that explores a number of the reoccurring visual motifs found in many of Alfred Hitchcock’s films over the course of his long and celebrated career. Of the several themes on display here (falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, […]
Few genocides have been so painstakingly depicted as the Holocaust, not to mention by such a slew of iconic filmmakers. Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanksi and Alain Resnais are just a few of the classic directors who have brought the tragic, gut-wrenching reality of the event to the screen. Show More Summary
Australian actor Rod Taylor, famous for his role in Alfred Hitchcock's iconic 1963 thriller "The Birds," has died in Los Angeles aged 84, industry media said Thursday. Taylor, who died of a heart attack Wednesday, according to Variety,...Show More Summary
Via the New York Times: Rod Taylor, the ruggedly handsome Australian-born actor who fended off attacks from above in Alfred Hitchcock’s revered horror film “The Birds” and helped an 8,000th-century people escape a monster race in the film version of the science-fiction classic “The Time Machine,” died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. Show More Summary
Australian actor Rod Taylor has died of natural causes at the age of 84, People reports. The veteran leading man was best known for starring alongside Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, though he also appeared in The Time Machine, Zabriskie Point, and Falcon Crest, as well as voicing a... More »
A montage of familiar themes and sequences used by Alfred Hitchcock across 40 films and 42 years. Read the rest