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  • Hitchcock's Films
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    From the site: web By Esteban Mejia Mesa (2001) Psycho (1960) Perhaps no other film changed so drastically Hollywood's perception of the horror film as did PSYCHO. More surprising is the fact that this still unnerving horror classic was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker who never relied upon shock values until this film. Here Hitchcock indulged in nudity, bloodbaths, necrophilia, transvestism, schizophrenia, and a host of other taboos and got away with it, simply because he was Hitchcock...
  • Alfred Hitchcock
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    Alfred HitchcockAlfred's Cameos | Inside the Master | The Filmography | Clips & Trailers Inside the Master of Suspense by Robert Horton Midway through Vertigo, "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) and Madeleine (Kim Novak) have wandered through the redwoods and come to the edge of the crashing ocean. Despite the fact that he is an out-of-work cop, hired to follow her around by her worried husband, they are growing intimate. There is a problem, aside from the husband: Madeleine is spellbound, haunt...
  • Films Point Of View
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    Universal Studios presents the 1960 film "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted from the Robert Bloch novel by Joseph Stephano, and scored by Bernard Hermann. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh, and a very creepy house. This film falling under the horror genre was based loosely on the novel of the same name which drew inspiration from real life serial killer Ed Gein, who has been the motivation for two other popular movies, "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Texas Chainsaw M...
  • Hitchcock's Films
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    ENG 229 Evan James Essay #3 Charlie-Horse In Shadow of a Doubt, Hitchcock utilizes and stretches the ambiguous line between comedy and suspense by utilizing smaller characters in the film to keep the story line moving, and to help break sequence or rhythm of what the audience had been perceiving at the time. Many of the minor characters were used as "fillers", such as the waitress in the bar when Uncle Charlie and Charlie are sitting in the bar, and makes the comment "I would die for a ring like...
  • Sheriff And Hannay
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    What is an auteur? Answer this question with detailed reference to one film director: Alfred Hitchcock Studies of the Auteur Theory in film have often looked toward Alfred Hitchcock as an ideal auteur: an artist with a signature style who leaves his own mark on every work he creates. According to the theory, it does not matter whether or not the director writes his own films, because the film will reflect the vision and the mind of the director through the choices he makes in his film. In the ca...
  • Previous Hitchcock Films
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    Films were a great form of entertainment from their debut in the early 1900's and continued to grow more popular over the years. The film making business hit a growth period in the 1920's. In Hollywood, the assembly line "studio" system of producing a movie was changed and refined, and the famous studious that dominate Hollywood production today, such as Universal Studious, were being put together. Censorship regulations were being formulated for the first time, and Wall Street began to take a m...
  • Madeleine And Scottie
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    Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most well known directors of all time, bringing murder and mystery to a new light. His films, starting in 1925 with Pleasure Garden and ending in 1976 with the film Fantasy Plot, set a precedent for all other directors in the film industry. Hitchcock came to be known as the Master of Suspense. Many story lines and techniques within his cinematography are common standards for films today. His film The Lodger, is a film that came to be an ideal example of a c...
  • 50 Years Of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock
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    Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the 'master of suspense', and after viewing two of his m...
  • Thornhill And Kendall Dangle Off A Cliff
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    1959 was an exciting year in the history of filmmaking. An extraordinary conjunction of talent throughout the globe existed. In France, Truffaut, Godard, Cabrol, Roomer, Ricette, and Res nais all directed their first films, thus establishing the French New Wave. In Italy, Fellini created the elegant La Dolce Vita, and Antonio ni gave us L'av ventura. Most importantly, though, in America, famed British director Alfred Hitchcock gave us the classic thriller North by Northwest, the father of the mo...
  • Mrs Sebastian And Alicia
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    Analysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious After viewing Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious for the first time, the film did not strike me as particularly complex. Nothing specific about the film lodged itself in my brain screaming for an answer-or, at least, an attempted answer. Yet, upon subsequent viewings, subtle things became more noticeable. (Perhaps Hitchcock's subtlety is what makes him so enormously popular!) Hitchcock uses motifs and objects, shot styles and shifting points...
  • Film
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    Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck star in this mystery / thriller that dabbles in psycho-analysis and the troubles of the mind. Constance Peterson is a renowned psycho-analyst, whose ability to analyze data is unquestionable, but who has no life outside of her work. This all changes the day the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Edwardes (Peck) arrives. It is love at first site, and Constance's barriers break down in a flash. Critics have noted that Alfred Hitchcock always had trouble with women. His films a...
  • Fellini's Films La Dolce Vita
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    AuterismJared Goodwin Auteur is defined as a French term for the film director who places a personal style on his or her films. It was first coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films. A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his films depict a certain style that is definitely his own. In other words, much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet, a Renoir, or a Degas, if a film director is an auteur, one can look at his film ...
  • Lisa And Stella
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    Rear Window Journal In Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock uses the story of a cripple free lance photographer, Jeff Jeffries, to explain the twisted sense of society even in the 1950's. Hitchcock uses clever things from the way the apartments are being filmed to the dialogue between Jeffries, Lisa, and Stella to show societies interest in pain, tragedy, and discomfort, and in the end you see how tragedy is what makes everyone happy. From the very beginning of rear window we encountered scenes where Hi...
  • Scottie's Swelling Obsession To His Viewers
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    VERTIGO Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a thrilling film filled with mystery and suspense. However, Hitchcock left many unsolved issues at the end of this film. In contrast, when comparing Vertigo to more recent films of similar genre', mysteries are usually always solved and thoroughly explained by the end of the film. Ironically, Hitchcock's failure to explain everything to the audience in Vertigo is one of the film's best attributes. This lack of knowledge allows the viewer to use their own ima...
  • Big Screen And The Hitchcock Name
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    In 1922 the director of Always Tell Your Wife, a filming progress, got very sick and had to leave the movie. The lead actor Seymore Hicks had to take over the duties of direction, but was stumped on ideas. The young Hitchcock assisted him with the rest of production, and a legacy had been born Hitchcock's solo directorial debut, The Pleasure Garden was released in January of 1927, but it was not until three weeks later that the illustrious career of Alfred J. Hitchcock really took off. In Februa...
  • Spike Lee's Next Film
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    In the film industry, there are directors who merely take someone else's vision and express it in their own way on film, then there are those who take their own visions and use any means necessary to express their visions on film. The latter of these two types of directors are called auteurs. Not only do auteurs write the scripts from elements that they know and love in life, but they direct, produce, and sometimes act in their films as well. Three prime examples of these auteurs are: Kevin Smit...
  • Film The Sixth Sense
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    The Sixth Sense By: Daniel Empringham In M. Night Shamalyan The Sixth Sense is a thrilling and provocative movie from beginning to end, and that's all thanks to the many Hitchcock references in the movie. This movie contains numerous similarities to such classics as Psycho, Rear Window and North by Northeast. The main points in The Sixth Sense that show these the most are the format of the film, the camera shots, the traditions and very deep messages to the audience. M. Night Shamalyan was not o...
  • Hitchcock's Psycho
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    halloween; bats... witches... Psychos... ? Halloween seems to be the favoured time of year for directors to release yet another saga of tacky and uninspiring horror movies, each as laughable as its predecessor. However, this year we have been promised different; in the long awaited Cannes Film Festival - 'true horror will be bought back to our screens. ' The three day festival is expected to display 'the best of the horror genre' giving it the opportunity to portray true horror. Will choosing th...
  • First Authentic Hitchcock Film
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    Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in the East London area of Leyton stone. He was the youngest son of William and Emma Whelan Hitchcock. His strict Irish Catholic upbringing and education at the Jesuits St. Ignatius College is apparent in many of his films. At the young age of 16, he left to study engineering and navigation at the University of London. Three years later he was hired as an estimator at Henley Telegraph Company. Hitchcock began to study art in the evenings and eventually transferre...

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