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    Watch: Animated Video Of Alfred Hitchcock's Explanation Of A "MacGuffin"

    Ah yes, the "MacGuffin." The 35-cent word critics like to throw around in reviews of movies that would barely swim in the same pool of Alfred Hitchcock's filmography. Basically, it's the object or device that sets the entire plot into motion in a movie, but that often has very little bearing on the ...

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    Review: The Hitchcock 9 Moves to LACMA UPDATE

    The carefully-orchestrated release of Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films, freshly restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, is burnishing his already polished reputation. Cinephiles around the world are gathering to watch the movies, made between 1925 and 1929, in venues f...

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival Sets 2013 Lineup with Restored Hitchcock Film 'The Ring' and 'Heaven's Gate'

    The lineup for the 48th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been set. The festival held in the Czech Republic will run from June 28-July 6 and screen more than 200 films with six world and seven international premieres.

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    San Francisco Silent Film Festival's July Program of Classics Stars Brooks, Garbo, Fairbanks and Films by Pabst, McCay, Ozu and More

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival ticks all of my boxes when it comes to enjoyable filmgoing experiences: it's brilliantly programmed, takes place in a dazzling and comfortable setting, unspools over a compact and encompassable time span, and has a respectful and joyous audience that enriches t...

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    Cannes Classics Lineup Revealed; Bertolucci in 3-D, Films by Hitchcock, Cocteau, Resnais, Wilder (CLIPS)

    Cannes Classics, the festival's sidebar that screens new restorations of canonical films, has announced its lineup of twenty features films and three documentaries.

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    Five More Films Worthy of 'Room 237'-Style Critical Documentaries

    A list of more movies we'd like to see given the full-length critical treatment -- along with videos of the next best thing to watch in the meantime.

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    'Bates Motel': When Being a Prequel Becomes Only a Question of Foreshadowing

    A&E's drama "Bates Motel" is, at least in theory, a prequel to the classic 1960 film "Psycho." It's centered around the creaky motel of the title with the iconic house looming behind it, and it has for a main character a sweet but troubled teenage boy named Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) whose clos...

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    Berlinale Announces Classics Retrospective Lineup; 'Cabaret,' 'On the Waterfront' To Screen

    The Berlin International Film Festival, which starts up on February 7th, has announced an expanded retrospective slate entitled Berlinale Classics. The five films included are all recently restored classics, including the European premiere of the 3D restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murd...

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    Watch: Guillermo Del Toro Talks Alfred Hitchcock's Dark Humor In 1934's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'

    Today, Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Man Who Knew Too Much" will officially be available on Blu-ray via The Criterion Collection. To honor its release, Criterion has posted a video on YouTube of Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy," "Pan’s Labyrinth") speaking very fondl...

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    The Disc-Less: 5 British Films Not Available On DVD Including Movies By Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Leigh, Terence Davies & More

    With "Hitchcock" now in theaters giving us a (not very accurate) portrait of the Master of Suspense, one of history's greatest directors is once again in the conversation. Additionally, the National Film Preservation is currently streaming a partial copy of "The White Shadow," a 1924 silent by Graha...

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