Category Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Hidden Hollywood: Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, and Mrs. Bates

Tweet Janet Leigh was a good sport, who got a kick out of [Hitchcock’s] off-color limericks, puns, and pranks. The worst jokes on Leigh seemed to come just moments before her most important scenes—and she found most of them terribly funny.

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Hitchcock: The Purest Form of Cinema

Tweet “The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema; the only thing they lacked was the sound of people talking and the noises. But this slight imperfection did not warrant the major changes that sound brought in… In many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema: they are mostly what […]

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Hitchcock: The Primacy of Emotion

Tweet Francois Truffaut: Are you in favour of the teaching of cinema in universities? Alfred Hitchcock: Only on condition that they teach cinema since the era of Méliès and that the students learn how to make silent films, because there is no better form of training. Talking pictures often served merely to introduce the theatre […]

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How to End The Birds

Tweet Following the final attack of the birds, the Brenners escape the house—a key scene with the principals that remained to be shot. Hitchcock was still pondering the film’s ending. Should the birds keep up their attack? Why were the birds attacking? Why? The moron millions would want some answer, and he hated tidy answers.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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The Death of God and Violence in the Movies

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

Tweet In the mid-1930’s Kay Francis was Warner Brothers’ biggest star and one of the highest paid people in the US.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Peter O’Toole: Acting With Messianic Determination

Tweet   Peter O’Toole (1932 – 2013) achieved instant stardom playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. O’Toole received seven further Oscar nominations: Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006). O’Toole never won the Oscar. But he’s in great company. Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock were […]

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Career Advice From Alfred Hitchcock to Ingrid Bergman

Tweet Hollywood stars frequently experience stardom and the vast amounts of money they earn as illegitimate. They suspect that they are unworthy… or just plain frauds. Ingrid Bergman, whose work has given pleasure to millions of fans, had such an existential moment. She chose to confide in director Alfred Hitchcock, who guided Bergman to her […]

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Friday Photos: Here, There, Everywhere

Tweet   Chutzpah: George Stephanapoulos says there is no liberal bias in the media. Enjoy the images.

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Friday Photos: There is No End of History Edition

Tweet Benjamin Netanyahu, in his devastating deconstruction of disastrous Obama’s Iranian policy was, in spite of Obama’s unprecedented assault on the Jewish State’s Prime Minister, a Churchillian attempt to preserve Western civilization against the onslaught of IslamoNazis. Obama’s White House would have you believe that Obama’s problem is a personal beef with Bibi. In fact, […]

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Friday Photos: Islam Denial Edition

Tweet The verbal gymnastics of the Obama administration have reached a level of weirdness that defies common sense. The targeted murder of Jews has been redefined as a “random act.” It is easy to make fun of Obama’s abuse of language, but really, we must ask ourselves, what is the political purpose of his stubborn […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: The Birds

Tweet   We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 7. […]

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Friday Photos: Totally Random

Tweet Usually, we publish photos that have a central theme. Not today. We’re feeling a bit scattered. Perhaps we’re spooked by ObamaCare, by what’s happening to this country. We are watching a national calamity unfold in slow motion, and we are helpless to stop it. In any case, here are a few photos, most taken […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: Psycho

Tweet We begin our survey our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 1. Psycho, 1960 […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s: Vertigo

Tweet We continue our survey of the twenty greatest movies of the 1950s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For a listing of the greatest movies of the 20s and 30s click here. 18. Vertigo, 1958 In 1962, Sight & Sound magazine, a British publication, launched a ten-yearly poll to evaluate […]

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