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  • 37 Hitchcock Cameo Appearances Over 50 Years: All in One Video

    08/13/2016 8:33:37 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    Early in his career, Alfred Hitchcock began making small appearances in his own films. The cameos sometimes lasted just a few brief seconds, and sometimes a little while longer. Either way, they became a signature of Hitchcock’s filmmaking, and fans made a sport of seeing whether they could spot the elusive director. From 1927 to 1976, Hitchcock made 37 appearances in total, and they’re all nicely catalogued by Hitchcock.TV and the clip above. If you’re hungry for a good film over the long Labor Day weekend, then don’t miss our collection 22 Free Hitchcock Films Online, which includes The 39 Steps, The...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Rope (1948)

    02/05/2016 8:04:07 PM PST · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A classic from Hitchcock tonight. Two vain and wealthy young men (played by John Dahl and Farley Granger) are eager to try to pull off "the perfect crime." Murdering a classmate they deem "inferior", they hide the body in their apartment and then hold a party, confident that none of the deceased's friends or even his former teacher Rupert Cadell (Jimmy Stewart) will be clever enough to uncover their crimes... Based upon the real life Leopold-Loeb Murders.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The 39 Steps (1935)

    06/26/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    An early Alfred Hitchcock film tonight. A well-meaning tourist vacationing in London (Robert Donat) finds his life turned upside down when a strange and desperate woman comes to him claiming secret agents are after her. He agrees to put her up for the night, only to find her murdered the next morning. With himself now the prime suspect, he must evade both the law and uncover who the woman was, and why someone wanted her dead... in 1080p resolution.
  • The Mystery and the Mask of Alfred Hitchcock

    04/25/2015 3:14:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 24, 2015 | K. V. Turley
    Left: Alfred Hitchcock directing Family Plot inside Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California, in the summer of 1975 (Photo: Stan Osborne | Wikipedia). Right: The cover of the new biography of Hitchcock, written by Peter Ackroyd. Following hard on the heels of last year’s fascinating Charlie Chaplin, Peter Ackroyd turns his attention to yet another ‘Cockney visionary’ with the publication of Alfred Hitchcock (Chatto & Windus). Hitchcock is one of the most written about directors in the history of cinema, certainly in the English-speaking world. What could be left to say of a man about whom it has all been...
  • 70 years later, Hitchcock’s Holocaust footage airs

    01/27/2015 5:49:00 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 79 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tamar Pileggi
    A holocaust documentary about unreleased Alfred Hitchcock footage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps aired in 15 countries Monday, as part of the international Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations. HBO’s “Night Will Fall” includes harrowing footage captured by the legendary filmmaker, who recorded the grim scene that met Allied troops at Bergen-Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz in the spring of 1945. Initially, Hitchcock together with media baron Sidney Bernstein were commissioned by the British government to make “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” a documentary that was intended to show Germans the horrors of Nazi brutality.
  • Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

    01/18/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/17/2015 | Marlow Stern
    In 1945, Britain’s army film unit commissioned a sprawling doc on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, supervised by Hitchcock. A new film explores the forgotten masterpiece. It is, perhaps, the greatest documentary never made. Back in 1945, Sidney Bernstein, the chief of the Psychological Warfare Film Section of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, was commissioned to create the definitive documentary chronicling the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Bernstein’s aim was, in his words, to “prove one day that this had actually happened” and have it serve as “a lesson to all mankind as well as to the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Young and Innocent"(1937)

    01/04/2015 11:36:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    The Internet Archive ^ | 1937 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Alfred Hitchcock - Alfred Hitchcock's Lost Holocaust Documentary To Air

    01/08/2014 4:35:51 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies ^ | Wednesday 08 January 2014 | WENN
    Alfred Hitchcock's lost documentary about the horrors of the Holocaust is scheduled to be screened in full for the first time. The legendary moviemaker created the documentary using footage filmed during the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany in 1945, and Hitchcock was reportedly so traumatized by the shocking scenes, he took a week off work to recover. The project, originally titled Memory of the Camps, was eventually shelved, and the film reels were given to the Imperial War Museum in London. Some of the documentary was later cobbled back together and an incomplete version was screened at the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Saboteur"(1942)

    09/01/2013 11:09:29 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Marnie"(1964)

    08/25/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)

    07/21/2013 11:34:39 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1943 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock's faith

    12/08/2012 10:15:04 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies ^ | Deember 8, 2012 | Carl Bunderson
    New York City, N.Y., Dec 8, 2012 / 06:06 am (CNA).- In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life. In 1980, Fr. Henninger was invited by his friend Father Tom Sullivan to visit Hitchcock's house in Bel Air, Calif. one afternoon to say Mass there. Recalling his introduction to the director that day, Fr. Henninger said that “Hitchcock awoke, looked up and kissed (Father) Tom's hand, thanking him.” The priest noted that seeing scripts from Hitchcock's films, such as...
  • Tippi Hedren: ‘Hitchcock Was a Dangerous Deviant’

    08/16/2012 10:41:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Actress Tippi Hedren has exposed her “The Birds” and “Marnie” director Alfred Hitchcock as a “dangerous deviant” who “ruined” her career in a shocking new HBO panel discussion held to promote upcoming biopic “The Girl.” The actress, who is portrayed by Sienna Miller in the new film, held nothing back as she recalled the time she spent with the movie mogul behind some of Hollywood’s top thrillers. Hedren told film executives and fans, “We are dealing with a brain here that was an unusual genius, and evil, and deviant, almost to the point of dangerous, because of the effect that...
  • Hitchcock's "Vertigo", Edges Out "Citizen Kane" as the Greatest Movie Ever

    08/02/2012 7:46:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 64 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/2/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Ever since 1962, Orson Welles's, "Citizen Kane" has been voted the greatest movie of all time by the British Film Institute's much-respected Greatest Films poll, which it has been taken once every decade since 1952. Vertigo's (trailer below this article) recognition as the best movie ever may have happened because those allowed to participate for the first time are part of bigger and more international list of voters than ever before. Using the internet for the first time as the main form of communication, 846 critics and 358 film directors all voted for their top 50 films of all...
  • Dinosaur-Bird Flap Ruffles Feathers

    10/11/2005 4:07:11 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 330 replies · 11,487+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | October 10, 2005 | E.J. Mundell
    MONDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Head to the American Museum of Natural History's Web site, and you'll see the major draw this fall is a splashy exhibit on dinosaurs. And not just any dinosaurs, but two-legged carnivorous, feathered "theropods" like the 30-inch-tall Bambiraptor -- somewhat less cuddly than its namesake. The heyday of the theropods, which included scaly terrors like T. rex and velociraptor, stretched from the late Triassic (220 million years ago) to the late Cretaceous (65 million years ago) periods.
  • 'Lost' Hitchcock film found in New Zealand

    08/03/2011 2:21:58 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    One of the earliest films made by British master director Alfred Hitchcock has been found in New Zealand, researchers said. The New Zealand Film Archive on Wednesday said the first three reels of the six-reel feature "The White Shadow" were found in a cache of ageing nitrate prints given to the archive in the 1990s. It said the silent-era film, made in 1923, was believed to be the oldest surviving feature by Hitchcock, who went on to conquer Hollywood with classic thrillers such as "Psycho", "Vertigo" and "North by Northwest". The archive described the film as "a wild atmospheric melodrama"...
  • Lost Alfred Hitchcock Film Found in New Zealand

    08/03/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 Aug 2011
    In a twist the Master of Suspense himself would have been proud of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest surviving movie has been found languishing in a vault in New Zealand. All copies of The White Shadow, a silent feature film released by Hollywood in 1924, had been thought lost to posterity, and cinema historians have described the discovery as "priceless". Three dusty reels containing the first half of the film – about 30 minutes of footage – had been stored deep in the bowels of the New Zealand Film Archive, where the search is continuing for the other three reels. th The...
  • Vertigo Takes The 39 Steps to Hitchcockian Comedy

    11/26/2010 12:02:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Small cast has big fun with classic suspense story Between the two of them, Andy Curtis and Christopher Hunt play 100 different characters in The 39 Steps. That's the title of both the 1935 film classic by Alfred Hitchcock and the latest production at the Vertigo Theatre. While the 1935 version of The 39 Steps goes mostly for straight suspense, the Vertigo production is a comic thriller that literally performs the film -- every scene and every character -- using four actors and minimal sets. Somewhere along the way, The 39 Steps transformed from Hitchcockian thriller to something very silly....
  • 'Psycho' turns 50 today

    06/17/2010 7:55:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 53 replies · 727+ views
    EW ^ | 06/16/10 | Owen Gleiberman
    Why it’s really about the death of God. - Like just about all the greatest movies, Psycho works on the level of myth. It starts out as a faintly chintzy morality play in which Marion Crane, though she made a big mistake, will presumably be chastened, redeemed, protected, and rewarded by a universe that saves those who save themselves. It turns into a movie in which no one — not even a sinner who repents — will be saved. And that, for the first time in Hollywood, is a truly godless world. You don’t have to be Carl Jung to...
  • Trustee's speech to kids turns into sex talk

    01/25/2010 11:32:30 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies · 2,232+ views
    HITCHCOCK — What was supposed to be a motivation speech to a collection of sixth- through eighth-grade girls at Crosby Middle School instead turned into an explicit sex talk, including descriptions on how to perform oral and anal sex, Hitchcock school officials said. The motivational speaker turned out to be a Hitchcock school board member, Shirley Price. Hitchcock Superintendent Mike Bergman said the Jan. 15 pep talk was supposed to be a motivational speech. Price, who was born with physical handicaps, still managed to earn a doctoral degree and also won a seat on the school board. Bergman said when...
  • Listen today: On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

    01/03/2010 10:11:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Sunday, January 3rd at 2 PM Pacific / 3 PM Mountain / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern, Classical KUSC presents a rebroadcast of “On Dangerous Ground: A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann.” This two-hour sound portrait of one of cinema’s greatest composers will be hosted by Jon Burlingame, author, USC professor, and a writer on film music for Variety. The program includes rarely heard interviews with Herrmann himself, and excerpts from his concert music as well as dozens of his great film scores, from Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver. Herrmann’s legendary partnership with Alfred Hitchcock will be showcased with...
  • Hitchcock's granddaughter recalls his love of Bay Area and Santa Cruz

    10/13/2008 1:25:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 660+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/11/2008 | Richard Scheinen
    At their Scotts Valley ranch, the filmmaker and his wife could be themselvesTere O'Connell Carrubba is Alfred Hitchcock's granddaughter. Her spacious house, overlooking the ocean in Aptos, south of Santa Cruz, is filled with pictures of Hitch. In one set of framed photos, the director hoists Tere (pronounced "Terry") and her older sister, Mary, into the air. In their gingham dresses, they're cute as buttons. And the master of suspense looks like a regular grandfather. Carrubba, daughter of Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell (the director's only child), grew up near Hitchcock in Los Angeles. But she also spent a lot of time...
  • School activist fined for grape-throwing

    08/24/2007 12:39:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies · 484+ views
    YahooNews ^ | August 24, 2007 | staff reporter
    An activist who pelted school board members with grapes during a raucous vote to close 34 city schools was fined $250 for disturbing the peace. Agnes Hitchcock, leader of the Call 'Em Out Coalition, said she will not be disruptive at future school board meetings. She said the case, which ended with her conviction and sentence Thursday, gave her a chance to speak about mismanagement in the school district. "It was worth the risk in order to be able to talk about these things in court," she told the Detroit Free Press. The grapes she threw April 4 beaned at...
  • Life After Hitchcock (Chair Co., Riverton, CT)

    07/05/2006 9:20:19 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 7 replies · 4,626+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 5, 2006 | KIRA GOLDENBERG, Courant Staff Writer
    BARKHAMSTED -- Riverton's center is just a quarter-mile smattering of quaint buildings on three streets by the Farmington River. Yet for decades, this tiny village in northern Barkhamsted was a real tourist destination because of the Hitchcock Chair Co., founded here in 1826 by Lambert Hitchcock, whose sturdy painted wooden chairs with gold stenciling became American classics. Hitchcock closed April 26, done in, company officials said, by cheaper products from overseas. Its flagship store in the original riverside factory and the adjacent Lambert house are vacant, their parking lots empty. The shoppers and history buffs no longer visit. Bob Wysocki,...
  • Local Teen Not Giving in to Cancer

    01/22/2006 2:49:07 AM PST · by anymouse · 19 replies · 697+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 21, 2006 | Alicia Gooden
    Fifteen-year-old Chelsey Campbell will take your prayers and well wishes, but you can keep your pity. She doesn’t want it. The former Santa Fe High School cheerleader and softball player would rather focus on trying out for cheerleading again in March, instead of the cancer that has invaded her lungs, liver, pancreas and spine. She’s more interested in defying the odds doctors give people with that kind of cancer — a 1 in 10 chance — than in feeling sorry for herself. “When you think of cancer, you think of death, but I don’t,” said Campbell. “I’m going to live...
  • The master of suspense: A celebration of Alfred Hitchcock -- and his films

    10/21/2005 9:11:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 359+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/20/05 | Todd Leopold
    No matter who the star of an Alfred Hitchcock movie was, the real star was always ... Alfred Hitchcock. A Hitchcock movie is like few others. There's often a murder, it's usually pinned on the wrong man, and the suspense in resolving the plot is increasingly unbearable -- filled with red herrings, sudden realizations and jolts of surprise. Even when Hitchcock played with the medium and his own image, the results were almost always recognizably Hitchcockian. "Rope," a 1948 failed experiment in long takes, manages to retain what suspense it has (the plot, which unfolds in real time, concerns two...
  • SCHLUSSEL: "The Interpreter" - Sean Penn's U.N. Mash Note

    04/22/2005 9:03:24 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 46 replies · 1,580+ views ^ | April 22, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    “The Interpreter”: Sean Penn’s U.N. Mash Note April 22, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel The last time I wrote about Jeff Spicoli a/k/a Sean Penn, he sent me an e-mail calling me the c-word. In the past, Penn reportedly shot reporters with a squirt gun filled with his urine, so I got off easy. Classy guy. I critiqued Penn’s absurd interview in the thankfully defunct Talk Magazine. It was just months after 9/11, and Spicoli was deluded from smoking too much pot, again. He didn’t just insist that President Bush, Rupert Murdoch, Howard Stern, and Bill O’Reilly were as bad as...
  • Kindness overwhelms soldier's family

    11/20/2004 9:11:00 AM PST · by JusticeTalion · 3 replies · 453+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 11/20/04 | Charles McCarthy / The Fresno Bee
    CHOWCHILLA — Army Spc. Terry Hitchcock will return Tuesday to Iraq, thankful for an outpouring of care and generosity after his family lost everything in a fire.Terry and Mindy Hitchcock didn't know where to begin this week, thanking churches, individuals and organizations who responded without being asked.Their gratitude ranges from Table Mountain Casino for a donation of $50,000, to Chowchilla volunteers who arranged a $7-per-ticket benefit tri-tip lunch."When I finish this deployment, my wife and I will buy a home, build a home; that's what we'll do," the 42-year-old soldier on emergency leave said. "We'll be able to get on...
  • No More Home to Come Back to :-(((

    11/11/2004 11:45:51 AM PST · by JusticeTalion · 128 replies · 3,149+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 11/11/04 | By Charles McCarthy / The Fresno Bee
    Soldier is back in the U.S. on leave after his Chowchilla house burns.Terry Hitchcock, a soldier stationed in Iraq, is home in Chowchilla on emergency leave to deal with the aftermath of his family's house fire. He hugs his 8-year-old son, Brandon, in the doorway of the burned home under a flag sign yellowed from the fire.Taking emergency leave from Iraq to return to a fire-gutted house in Chowchilla wasn't the happiest homecoming for Army Spec. Terry Hitchcock, but he and his family were thankful to be together Wednesday."I just want to take care of my family and get them...
  • Germany: Flock of crows goes Hitchcock

    05/30/2003 9:18:38 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 18 replies · 270+ views
    New.Com.AU ^ | May 29, 2003 | Ernest Gill
    Flock of crows goes HitchcockBy Ernest Gill in Hamburg May 29, 2003 "Resistance is futile..." IN A real-life version of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, scores of crows have been attacking people in various parts of the German city of Hamburg. There have been a dozen such attacks, the worst of which occurred at a large park over the weekend when about 20 crows "dive-bombed" park-goers, sending one woman screaming from the park with birds clinging to her hair, pecking at her face and ears. Firefighters yesterday said more attacks were reported in another district of Hamburg, this time involving two...