Posts tagged with "alfred hitchcock"

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Posted by Jason Wilson May 15, 2014 0 Comment 11522 views

Hitchcock’s (first) The Man Who Knew Too Much is a glimpse into the mind of a future master.

Win a Copy of Hitchcock’s Villains!

Posted by Ms.Dean November 22, 2013 0 Comment 7408 views

With holiday fever descending upon us, Pretty Clever Films is feeling the giving spirit. To say thanks to our loyal readers and to kick off a very happy cinephile holiday season, we’re giving away a copy of Hitchcock’s Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues by authors Eric San Juan and Jim McDevitt. It’s no secret that we really, really […]

Book Review: The Making of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

Posted by Brandy Dean November 6, 2013 1 Comment 9532 views

By the time production began on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds began, the heat was on for America’s most famous auteur. The Birds was Hitch’s follow-up to the immensely controversial Psycho, a dramatic departure from the Master, crossing the border from suspense to outright horror. Critics might have hesitated for a minute, but the public loved […]

Top 3 Reasons Why Rope is Creepier Than a Slasher Movie

Posted by Claire Dunderman September 24, 2013 0 Comment 4202 views

Rope – the underrated, spooky gem of Hitchcock’s murderous repertoire. Only this time, the killing is done with class. In the age of gore and slasher films, one tends to forget that horror can be frightening on a level that penetrates the psyche. Here’s the top 3 reasons why Rope is sooo much scarier than […]

The Netflix Queue: The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Posted by Toyiah Murry August 20, 2013 0 Comment 5694 views

The Lady Vanishes is available for Netflix Instant Streaming. The Lady Vanishes is a strange film. I was a bit thrown off when I started watching the comedy thriller directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.  The Lady Vanishes starts on a mellow, bubbly introduction of various people who find their lives intertwined while […]

Top 3 Reasons Why North by Northwest is the Best Hitchcock Film

Posted by Claire Dunderman July 8, 2013 1 Comment 7826 views

Hitchcock is arguably one of the best directors of all time. Actually, scratch that – Hitchcock is one of the best directors of all time. He maintained excellence and quality throughout his entire career, and fomented some of the strongest careers in acting history – Stewart and Grant greatly benefited from being in Hitchcock films. His best, […]

Who is Hitch?: Hitchcock (2012) and The Girl (2012)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 3, 2013 0 Comment 9546 views

Films about filmmakers are a tricky proposition for studios and audiences alike. They are inherently self-indulgent, full of tiresome in-references and many have an unfortunate tendency towards valorizing the unscrupulous behaviour usually involved in making a classic motion picture. There have been exceptional films which use the life of a filmmaker to address something more […]

Bates Motel: Who’s Afraid of Norman Bates?

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 20, 2013 1 Comment 14608 views

The other day, while I was walking my dog, I came across a dead bird laying the middle of the alleyway near my family home. Apparently it had collided with the windowpane of an office building and then fallen to the pavement. It must have happened only moments before my arrival, as the animal’s carcass […]

Review: The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 10, 2013 1 Comment 10097 views

Arguably, The Lady Vanishes is the apex of Alfred Hitchcock’s body of work now known as “The British Period.” This film has all of British Hitchmarks – suspense, romance, psychological tension, Brit humor of the dry and ribald variety, and Hitch’s favorite film set, a train. The Lady Vanishes is so British, it seems somewhat […]

The Stylistic Milestones of Saul Bass

Posted by Bennett O'Brian May 8, 2013 0 Comment 10073 views

This week marks the birthday of Saul Bass, one of the most important and prolific visual artists to ever work in motion pictures. As testament to his enduring significance, Bass has been posthumously honored with one of contemporary society’s highest acknowledgements of cultural achievement – his very own Google doodle based on his famous designs […]

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