To horror fans, Alfred Hitchcock is best known as the director of Psycho, one of the pioneering movies of the slasher genre. But to cinema geeks, he is better known for what many consider to be his masterpiece – the 1958 classic Vertigo. Vertigo stars Hitchcock favorite James Stewart (Rear Window, Rope) as […]
Kent Jones brings Truffaut’s book to life by combining the actual audio tapes of the interview conversations with select clips from films by both Hitchcock and Truffaut that illustrate the concepts that are being discussed.
There’s little doubt that Alfred Hitchcock is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) influences in the world of cinema. Many successful directors owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Master of Suspense, everyone from Robert Zemeckis (What Lies Beneath) to David Fincher (Se7en, Panic Room), from Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Duel) to David […]
Throughout his career, Hitchcock returned again and again to stories of wrongfully accused men desperately trying to prove their innocence. From The Lodger to The 39 Steps and even Strangers on a Train, this theme is a specialty of Hitchcock’s. In The Wrong Man, Hitchcock would once again return to this theme, but what sets […]
In his second film with Warner Bros., Alfred Hitchcock created what is arguably his best contribution to film noir. Dense and dark, Strangers on a Train (1951) was his most expressionistic and germanic picture in years, thanks to the moody, atmospheric cinematography of Robert Burks. Building on his success with psychopath Uncle Charlie in […]