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    BBC Adapting 'The Lady Vanishes' Into a New TV Movie

    Ethel White's 1936 novel "The Wheel Spins" was adapted to film by an early career Alfred Hitchcock as "The Lady Vanishes." Now the BBC is giving that source material another whirl with Diarmuid Lawrence ("Little Dorrit") directing and Fiona Seres writing the adaptat...

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    Watch: Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo Ever

    If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchock (and really, who isn't?), you better buckle up because there is a whole lotta Hitch coming your way (and fyi, today is his birthday too!). Two movies about the legendary filmmaker are just around the corner with Toby Jones playing the director in the upcomi...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Birds, Bears and Beasts

    This week's roundup features a profile of actress Tippi Hedren, a look at social media marketing of recent studio films and an argument for the power of water's depiction in film.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Filming Italy, Dissecting Tarkovsky and Scoring HItchcock

    Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    Spot The Difference: Uncanny New Image Of Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren In Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl'

    Toby Jones must get a little frustrated when he starts making a biopic. The chamelonic character actor got the role of a lifetime when he played Truman Capote in "Infamous" (giving a terrific performance in the process), but despite a starry cast including Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig, had his th...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'

    What's the greatest Alfred Hitchcock film? Every film fan will have a different answer, with "The 39 Steps," "Rebecca," "Spellbound," "Notorious," "Rear Window," "Vertigo" and "North By Northwest" all making compelling cases for being the very best. But few of his films had such an impact on cinema ...

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    Hollywood’s First 3-D Revolution

    As 3-D continues to amuse, bemuse, frustrate, and bilk the moviegoing public, little attention is paid to the sweeping events that dominated the year 1953, when the medium revolutionized Hollywood for a tantalizingly brief period of time. There is so much misinformation about the first great wave of...

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    First Look At Scarlett Johansson As Janet Leigh In 'Hitchcock'

    Alfred Hitchcock seems to be firmly in the zeitgeist at the moment: the British Film Institute is showing an extensive retrospective of the director's work later in the year, and the next twelve months or so will see not one, but two biopics of the legendary master of suspense. The first, "The Girl,...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock's Masterpiece 'Vertigo'

    Voting is currently underway on the Sight & Sound poll for the greatest film ever made, which takes place every ten years, and is generally seen as one of the most definitive of such polls. And one film that's near-certain to place in the top ten, given that it's been there in every poll since 1982 ...

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    Two by Lang: 'The Woman in the Window' & 'While the City Sleeps'

    When Alfred Hitchcock made his first thrillers in the mid-1920s, he was often praised as “an English Fritz Lang,” Lang then being world famous for making nightmarish German crime pictures in the silent era, culminating with such 1930’s sound classics as M (about a child murderer) i...

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