Save the Psycho House!

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Posted On 21 Feb 2014

RIP Joan Fontaine

I was remiss getting this news online. After the death of Peter O’Toole, Fontaine’s came so suddenly.  The Oscar winner famously feuded with her sister.  Fontaine was an early favorite of Hitchcock’s. She starred in Hitchcock’s only Best Picture winner,...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Cinema of the Uncomfortable: Dream Homes, Secret Rooms and the American Nightmare

As we fumble towards some kind of symbolic permanence in our lives we sometimes land where we shouldn’t, in places that have long since belonged to someone else. We call those places ours but they aren’t really; they are rooted sometimes in darkness, inhabited by ghosts, or...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013

The Season of the Hitch

The year in film was already marked by Alfred Hitchcock as Vertigo at last topped Citizen Kane in the Sight & Sound poll. Vertigo had been slowly climbing its way to the top and this year it finally broke Kane’s 50-year reign at #1. As human nature dictates, the larger...
Posted On 07 Nov 2012

Hopkins, Mirren, Johansson click in Hitchcock trailer

I’ll confess, was not expecting to see such a light touch — but it works. Excited to see that’s the approach. This was an exuberant time in Hitchcock’s career — for one thing, it’s the year he became a millionaire — and it’s...
Posted On 10 Oct 2012

Hitchcock to be Released into the 2012 Oscar Race

Looks like Anthony Hopkins will throw his hat in the ring for Best Actor, as Fox Searchlight has just announced Hitchcock will open on November 23. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, written by John McLaughlin, the pic is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2012

Alfred Hitchcock's cameos

All of Alfred Hitchcock’s cameo appearances in less than 4 minutes.
Posted On 06 Aug 2011

Original ending 'inserted' back into North By Northwest

Not much in the mood for April Fool’s Day, but I appreciate the effort that went into this one at reel3. What’s more, I’ll bet Hitchcock would’ve loved it. Here’s a place to share links to any other pranks today that made you smile.
Posted On 01 Apr 2011

Farley Granger, Hitchcock & the gay subtext of Rope

Farley Granger talks about working with Alfred Hitchcock at A Different Light bookstore in West Hollywood, c. 2007. A 30-minute documentary, Rope Unleashed, after the cut, includes interviews with Farley Granger and playwright Arthur Larents, partners at the time Rope was filmed...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011

Hitchcock’s MacGuffin, illustrated

Hitchcock’s explanation of MacGuffin device serves as a MacGuffin red herring itself in this Terry Gilliam-esque demonstration found on screenwriter John August’s blog.
Posted On 03 Jul 2010
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