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Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, "Vertigo," will screen on Sunday at a couple of theaters in Chattanooga. (Photo: Contributed). The Week in Film is a column dedicated to bringing awareness to award-winning films, special movie screenings, rereleases, limited-distribution runs and avant cinema that should ...
Most people know Alfred Hitchcock as Hollywood's Master of Suspense. Fewer people know that Hitchcock was also a life-long innovator who experimented with a number of formal cinematic techniques, from making a movie seemingly in one continuous take, as he did in 1948's Rope, to the pioneering ...

1. Psycho was based on a novel which was loosely inspired by a murderer and necrophile, by the name of Ed Gein. 2. It was the first American film to show a toilet on-screen. 3. And it was also Hitchcock's most financially successful film, grossing $32 million during its first theatrical release. 4. To preserve ...
The legacy of some of Hollywood's biggest names is in doubt this Oscar Sunday, tarnished by charges of sexual misconduct. But should that taint extend to their most beloved works? A question pondered by Tracy Smith in our Cover Story: If you need to be reminded why they called Alfred Hitchcock "The ...
After taking a course dedicated exclusively to Alfred Hitchcock, I fell in love with the director's body of work. Like all film auteurs, it is always best to examine Hitchcock pictures within the context of their larger filmography. Hitchcock is constantly playing and reinventing motifs, characters, situations, and, most ...
What you are remembering is "Breakdown," an episode of the old "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" that originally aired Nov. 13, 1955, during the show's first season on CBS. In it, the late, great Joseph Cotten stars as heartless CEO William Callew, who, like Ebenezer Scrooge, gets a taste of the nastiness that he ...

*W Magazine asked "Get Out" director Jordan Peele to direct a fashion photo shoot that reimagines the work of Alfred Hitchcock with a woman of color in the lead role. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker enlisted Janelle Monae for his Hitchcock inspired "Noir Town" photoshoot. ADVERTISING. inRead invented ...
NEW YORK -- As he wrote The Woman in the Window, the author who calls himself A.J. Finn was thinking of a certain master of suspense: Alfred Hitchcock. "Hitchcock proved that suspense can be just as effective -- if not more so -- than surprise; that restraint and taste could trump sensational scare tactics ...
Welcome to SYFY WIRE's Crowdfunding Creators, a series that highlights original work by artists looking to make their way in the world on sheer talent and the kindness of strangers. The creators you read about here are in the midst of running campaigns via Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and other ...
Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's Berlin Forum entry The Green Fog re-creates Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) with found footage from about 100 movies and television series set in San Francisco, The Hollywood reporter said. Commissioned by Stanford Live and the San Francisco International Film ...
Welcome to SYFY WIRE's Crowdfunding Creators, a series that highlights original work by artists looking to make their way in the world on sheer talent and the kindness of strangers. The creators you read about here are in the midst of running campaigns via Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and other ...
You'd be hard-pressed to find a critic who does not count Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious among the director's best works. Francois Truffaut called it his favorite black-and-white Hitchcock film, saying that it is "the very quintessence of Hitchcock." Notorious begins in a courtroom, where a judge finds the father of ...
Hundreds of birds took over a petrol station forecourt in eerie footage that looked like a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds. The birds, called grackles, were filmed at an ExxonMobil station in Houston, Texas, by ABC 13 anchor Christine Dobbyn as she went to get petrol on February 2.
Mondo has released four gorgeous new posters inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock, and the new one-sheets join a long tradition of the company's famous Hitchcock movie posters. From "Vertigo" to "Psycho," "The Birds," and more, Mondo artists have been putting their own unique spins on the most ...

Jaw-Dropping New Alfred Hitchcock Posters from Mondo. Adam Simpson and Stephan Schmitz's cool new designs reimagine several classics from the Master of Suspense. Film | By Jason Bailey | February 8, 2018. Big news, Hitchcock fans / people who enjoy things that are good: the fine folks over at Mondo have done it ...
Clockwise from top: Judy-as-Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958); Judy-as-Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958); Judy in Jalal Toufic's Vertiginous Variations on ... Join us at e-flux for a double screening program featuring Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Jalal Toufic's Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo.
Clint Eastwood learned a valuable lesson when he saddled up for the role of Clint Eastwood in a 1962 episode of the equine sitcom "Mister Ed." "That's when I first caught on that I didn't want to overthink things -- I was asking myself a lot of questions you shouldn't pose, like, 'What would the real me do in ...
The North Bay premiere of a new documentary on the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's, Psycho, 78/52, will be presented this week by the Sonoma Film Institute. 78/52 will be shown Friday, March 9 at 7:00 and Sunday, March 11 at 4:30. The filmmaker, Alexandre Philippe will be present at the Friday ...
It might only be three steps to heaven but it's a full 39 to theatrical perfection - as proven by the cast of Helston Community College's latest production. The young Actors took on no less than 139 roles in 100 minutes in their staging of Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller The 39 Steps, recreated for the stage ...
The subject of Alexandre O. Philippe's fascinating treatise is the appallingly ferocious murder scene in Alfred Hitchcock's nerve-jangler, Psycho (1960). Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) is washing in a motel shower when someone -- seemingly a woman -- stabs her to death with a kitchen knife.
It bubbled back up during a Turner Movie Classics' homage to director Alfred Hitchcock. In our decades together, my wife and I watched only a few Hitchcock films, "Frenzy" and "The Birds," and that while dating. In our maturity, we found the director intriguing and watched as many as we could. Guess what?
And the Oscar goes to … the wrong film or person, most of the time. This we know. But for proof of the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between quality and the Academy Awards, try this: Alfred Hitchcock never got his mitts on a best director prize. He came within sniffing distance on five occasions. And while ...
St George's director Debbie Thompson said: "We are looking to increase our cinema offering and what better way to start than with the genius Alfred Hitchcock. As for movie events later in the year… we'll keep you in suspense." London-born Alfred Hitchcock began his movie career as a title card and ...
A THEATRE group is returning to the stage to thrill audiences with their new murder mystery. Tyldesley Little Theatre (TLT) are performing five consecutive nights of thriller Dial M for Murder from Tuesday, January 23 on its Lemon Street stage. The play, which contains a plot involving betrayal, a hired killer, ...
LACONIA -- Lakes Region Public Access Television will show at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night the early Alfred Hitchcock thriller, "The Lady Vanishes," starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave and Dame May Whitty. In Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, Lockwood, ...
A THEATRE group is returning to the stage to thrill audiences with their new murder mystery. Tyldesley Little Theatre (TLT) are performing five consecutive nights of thriller Dial M for Murder from Tuesday, January 23 on its Lemon Street stage. The play, which contains a plot involving betrayal, a hired killer, ...
Tippi Hedren revealed in 2017 that the man who helped build her career -- legendary director Alfred Hitchcock -- also threatened to destroy it after she refused his sexual advances: "When he told me that he would ruin me, I just told him do what he had to do. I went out of the door and slammed it so hard that I looked back ...
Mark Your calendar For Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Hill Country Community Theater! Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film, and the classic spy novel, "The 39 Steps", adapted by Patrick Barlow, follows in February. This thrilling, hilarious noir adventure plunges you into the world of Richard ...
The Actors say "Stones in His Pockets" is different from other plays in which cast members play a variety of roles, such as "The 39 Steps," which sends up Alfred Hitchcock films. "Stones in His Pocket" is more grounded in reality. "Rehearsing this kind of reminds me a lot of seeing '39 Steps,'" Monaghan says.
Machete attack carried out in street in daylight was 'like Alfred Hitchcock film'. Joseph Sultana, 22, was sentenced to 12-years imprisonment at Newport Crown Court. Share. By. Philip Dewey. 18:37, 8 JAN 2018; Updated 20:55, 8 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ...
Machete attack carried out in street in daylight was 'like Alfred Hitchcock film'. Joseph Sultana, 22, was sentenced to 12-years imprisonment at Newport Crown Court. Share. By. Philip Dewey. 18:37, 8 JAN 2018; Updated 20:55, 8 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ...
Tongue-tied, for some instinctual reason I hummed aloud the opening bars of the signature tune of his long-running TV show The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - pom/pom-pom-pom-pom/pom-pom-pom - Charles Gounod's jolly-macabre Funeral March of a Marionette, written in 1872. For the show, it had been ...
Fans of the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo are sure to have mixed reactions to The Green Fog's approach to honoring this classic among classics; of course, an ambivalent response would be perfectly appropriate given the attraction/repulsion the original film's "hero" (James Stewart) feels about the object ...
Listen to and learn about the greatest singing voices of our time, or immerse yourself in four films by Alfred Hitchcock. Try your hand at acrylics or watercolor, or learn the fundamentals of computers or Photoshop. You don't need a partner to polish your skills in the ballroom dance class. Our many drop-in ...
Come in out of the cold into the 190-year-old candlelit confines of St. John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, where the award-winning and "phantasmic!" (NY Times) Radiotheatre will present seven suspense-filled tales in repertory -- all of them 1940s radio adaptations of classic Alfred Hitchcock ...
ANDERSON -- This holiday season brings the magical gift of Alfred Hitchcock to The Alley Theatre at Central. "The 39 Steps," based on the 1935 Hitchcock film of the same name (with added bits from other movies by the acclaimed director), debuts today at The Alley Theatre, 923 Jackson St. That's a day ...
A Christmas STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. The broadcast was inspired by the holiday classic feature A CHRISTMAS STORY and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE musical.. Let's see what the critics had to say!. (more...) ...
Come in out of the cold into the 190-year-old candlelit confines of St. John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, where the award-winning and "phantasmic!" (NY Times) Radiotheatre will present seven suspense-filled tales in repertory -- all of them 1940s radio adaptations of classic Alfred Hitchcock ...
Come in out of the cold into the 190-year-old candlelit confines of St. John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, where the award-winning and "phantasmic!" (NY Times) Radiotheatre will present seven suspense-filled tales in repertory -- all of them 1940s radio adaptations of classic Alfred Hitchcock ...
With a modern take on the whodunit narrative twisted through a sardonically Bushwick sense of humor, Search Party's first season was one of the most enjoyable TV debuts in recent memory. Just when we thought co-creators Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter couldn't outdo ...
Alfred Hitchcock made Tippi Hedren a star, giving her showy roles in "The Birds" and "Marnie." But when she refused the director's sexual advances, he threatened to destroy her career. "When he told me that he would ruin me, I just told him do what he had to do," recalls Hedren. "I went out of the door and ...
Come in out of the cold into the 190-year-old candlelit confines of St. John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, where the award-winning and "phantasmic!" (NY Times) Radiotheatre will present seven suspense-filled tales in repertory -- all of them 1940s radio adaptations of classic Alfred Hitchcock ...
19 at St. John's Lutheran Church, he unveils his latest: several adaptations of famous suspense films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Bianchi is a longtime Off-Off Broadway veteran, having done his first shows in New York as early as 1971. He's won the Beckett Prize (twice) and even gotten to work with the ...
Alfred Hitchcock and Nosferatu are the latest icons to join the ReAction figure line from Super7. Modeled after the Kenner toys of old, these figures feature five points of articulation, limited accessories, and vintage-style cardbacks. They are part of the ReAction Halloween Series. They are available right now ...
If you have a fan of Bob Hope or Alfred Hitchcock on your Christmas list, you may want to consider a couple of new DVD sets with Hope's movies and TV specials, or a new Blu-ray set of Hitchcock's most popular films. "Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collection" (Universal, 1938-49, 10 discs, 21 movies, ...
The Hellraiser series of films often depict incredibly grotesque visuals intertwined with sexuality, making it one of the more unique and unsettling franchises in the world of horror. Alfred Hitchcock's films, on the other hand, often focus on telling more than showing, leading the filmmaker to be a master of the ...
The same with Meg Ryan, Alfred Hitchcock and Sigourney Weaver. Sean Connery won his Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables. films, too, have received the famous Oscar snub. Lady luck did not blow on Steven Spielberg's dice at the 1985 awards ceremony. Even though ...


 

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