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Alfred Hitchcock

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    Watch: Alfred Hitchcock's Carefully Hidden Edits in his 1948 Crime-Drama 'Rope'

    In 1948 Alfred Hitchcock, long cinematically memorialized as an editing technique pioneer, completed his crime and suspense-driven and infamously homoerotic tale "Rope," based on the 1928 play.

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    Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery

    Auteurs Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Dan Ireland introducing Alfred Hitchcock's psychological melodrama "Marnie," starring Tippi Hedren as a sexually disturbed thief, and Sean Connery as the slick playboy who becomes obsessed with "curing" her of her frigidity.

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    Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock! Watch 45-Minute Doc 'Perspectives: Made In Britain' About The Director

    Had Alfred Hitchcock somehow made it all the way to 2013, he would be turning 114 years old today. And while that probably wasn't likely, today is a reminder of just how powerful, influential and flat out entertaining his work remains decades later. One of cinemas premiere filmmakers, entertainers a...

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    Watch: 30-Minute Interview From 1972 With Alfred Hitchcock, Plus 24 Trailers For His Films

    Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few directors whose legendary stature almost overshadows his entire body of work. His films are classic and unforgettable, but the man himself managed to achieve a relationship with the audience that is only comparable to a doctor with a patient. He knew exactly what t...

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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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    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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    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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