The Art of Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred HitchcockBorn: 13 August 1899, Leytonstone, London, England, UK
Died: 29 April 1980, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA

“Sir Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as “The Master of Suspense.” He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England’s best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939. His stylistic trademarks include the use of camera movement that mimics a person’s gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. In addition, he framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing. His work often features fugitives on the run alongside “icy blonde” female characters. Hitchcock became a highly visible public figure through interviews, movie trailers, cameo appearances in his own films, and the ten years in which he hosted the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

British Silent Era
British Sound Era

Hitchcock– Revised Edition (1985, Francois Truffaut)

The Dark Side Of Genius: The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock (1995, Donald Spoto)

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2004, Patrick Mcgilligan)

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