History Creator / AlfredHitchcock

6th Apr '18 6:00:42 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) – Janet Leigh tries to steal some money and winds up having a fatal encounter in a shower. Anthony Perkins steals the show as a troubled mama’s boy. Famous for having two very, VERY shocking plot twists that audiences did not see coming, but have today fallen to [[ItWasHisSled spoilers]]. Or at least one of them has. Nominated for Best Director. Regarded by most as the first slasher film.

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* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (1960) – Janet Leigh tries to steal some money and winds up having a fatal encounter in a shower. Anthony Perkins Creator/AnthonyPerkins steals the show as a troubled mama’s boy. Famous for having two very, VERY shocking plot twists that audiences did not see coming, but have today fallen to [[ItWasHisSled spoilers]]. Or at least one of them has. Nominated for Best Director. Regarded by most as the first slasher film.



** Interestingly, Hitchcock also had a "type" of heroes - they were mostly tall and thin (to the point of being lanky) and often had an air of youthfulness or vulnerability. Examples are Creator/MichaelRedgrave in ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'', Creator/GregoryPeck in ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'', Creator/JamesStewart in any of his four Hitchcock movies, and, of course, Anthony Perkins in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' where he inverts this trope in a dark and horrific fashion.

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** Interestingly, Hitchcock also had a "type" of heroes - they were mostly tall and thin (to the point of being lanky) and often had an air of youthfulness or vulnerability. Examples are Creator/MichaelRedgrave in ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'', Creator/GregoryPeck in ''Film/{{Spellbound}}'', Creator/JamesStewart in any of his four Hitchcock movies, and, of course, Anthony Perkins Creator/AnthonyPerkins in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' where he inverts this trope in a dark and horrific fashion.
27th Feb '18 6:38:34 PM Malady
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* ''Sabotage'' (1936) – An American woman in London suspects her husband, a foreigner who runs a local cinema, is part of a bombing plot. Roiled audiences with its aversion of InfantImmortality. Includes a piece of the ''SillySymphony'' short ''Who Killed Cock Robin?''. A clip from this was briefly shown in the scene in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' where the narrator explains how easy it was for old film to cause fires.

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* ''Sabotage'' (1936) – An American woman in London suspects her husband, a foreigner who runs a local cinema, is part of a bombing plot. Roiled audiences with its aversion of InfantImmortality. Includes a piece of the ''SillySymphony'' ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Who Killed Cock Robin?''. A clip from this was briefly shown in the scene in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' where the narrator explains how easy it was for old film to cause fires.
16th Jan '18 2:12:03 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'' (1956) – A remake of the original. This time stars Creator/JimmyStewart and Doris Day, who sings the hit song “Que Sera, Sera. “ Hitchcock considered this to be better than the original.

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* ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'' (1956) – A remake of the original. This time stars Creator/JimmyStewart and Doris Day, Creator/DorisDay, who sings the hit song “Que Sera, Sera. “ Hitchcock considered this to be better than the original.
14th Jan '18 9:22:13 AM costanton11
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The acknowledged master of cinematic [[DramaticIrony suspense]], [[KnightFever Sir]] Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) is one of the most famous directors of all time, if not ''the'' most famous. Most people have probably seen at least one of his films at some time or another.

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The acknowledged master of cinematic [[DramaticIrony suspense]], [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) is one of the most famous directors of all time, if not ''the'' most famous. Most people have probably seen at least one of his films at some time or another.
3rd Jan '18 10:58:16 AM LordGro
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Was one of the greatest masters at this, even during the days when the Hays Code was at its strictest. He'd give ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' a run for their money.

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* %%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Was one of the greatest masters at this, even during the days when the Hays Code was at its strictest. He'd give ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' a run for their money.%% Zero Context Example
28th Dec '17 3:14:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/JamaicaInn'' (1939) – A pirate drama, of all things. Stars Charles Laughton. Hitch himself confided to FrancoisTruffaut that [[OldShame he considered the film one of his lesser works....]]

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* ''Literature/JamaicaInn'' (1939) – A pirate drama, of all things. Stars Charles Laughton. Hitch himself confided to FrancoisTruffaut Creator/FrancoisTruffaut that [[OldShame he considered the film one of his lesser works....]]
27th Dec '17 5:12:11 PM bt8257
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Was one of the greatest masters at this even during the days when the Hays Code was at its strictest. He'd even give WesternAnimation/Animaniacs and WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants a run for their money.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Was one of the greatest masters at this this, even during the days when the Hays Code was at its strictest. He'd even give WesternAnimation/Animaniacs ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' a run for their money.



* InfoDump: Some of his American films, since it still labored under UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was filled with heavy exposition scenes. Most famously, the psychologist's monologue at the end of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* InfoDump: Some of his American films, since it still labored under UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, were filled with heavy exposition scenes. Most famously, the psychologist's monologue at the end of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.



* MyBelovedSmother: A common theme among his bad guys (and sometimes his heroes as well) is highly domineering mothers. Taken up to eleven in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' which defined this trope for all time.
* TheOner: ''Film/{{Notorious}}'', ''Film/{{Rope}}'', ''Young And Innocent''.

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* MyBelovedSmother: A common theme among his bad guys (and sometimes his heroes as well) is highly domineering mothers. Taken up to eleven in ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', which defined this trope for all time.
* TheOner: ''Film/{{Notorious}}'', ''Film/{{Rope}}'', ''Young And and Innocent''.



* TropeNamer: MacGuffin (via one of his screenwriters) and helped popularize "FridgeLogic" when describing a scene in ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. [[note]]See [[Trivia/{{Vertigo}} that page's Trivia]] for more info[[/note]]

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* TropeNamer: TropeNamers: MacGuffin (via one of his screenwriters) and helped popularize "FridgeLogic" when describing a scene in ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. [[note]]See [[Trivia/{{Vertigo}} that page's Trivia]] for more info[[/note]]
24th Nov '17 11:25:16 AM nombretomado
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Although "Hitch" is now considered one of the greatest directors of all time, for much of his life he was regarded as a [[UnderestimatingBadassery mere entertainer]] rather than a serious artist. The FrenchNewWave critics, especially Creator/FrancoisTruffaut, played a major role in correcting this by propounding the "auteur theory", which holds up the director (rather than the producer, screenwriter, actors, etc.) as the key artist on a film. Hitchcock was regarded as the major exemplar as this.

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Although "Hitch" is now considered one of the greatest directors of all time, for much of his life he was regarded as a [[UnderestimatingBadassery mere entertainer]] rather than a serious artist. The FrenchNewWave UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave critics, especially Creator/FrancoisTruffaut, played a major role in correcting this by propounding the "auteur theory", which holds up the director (rather than the producer, screenwriter, actors, etc.) as the key artist on a film. Hitchcock was regarded as the major exemplar as this.
24th Nov '17 9:48:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TornCurtain'' (1966) – Michael Armstrong (Creator/PaulNewman), an esteemed American rocket scientist, defects to EastGermany. Sarah Sherman (Creator/JulieAndrews), his assistant and fiancée, reluctantly follows him. Armstrong is actually a FakeDefector, but the Stasi is determined to keep him within the East German borders. Has a scene that realistically proves how difficult it actually is to murder someone.

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* ''Film/TornCurtain'' (1966) – Michael Armstrong (Creator/PaulNewman), an esteemed American rocket scientist, defects to EastGermany.UsefulNotes/EastGermany. Sarah Sherman (Creator/JulieAndrews), his assistant and fiancée, reluctantly follows him. Armstrong is actually a FakeDefector, but the Stasi is determined to keep him within the East German borders. Has a scene that realistically proves how difficult it actually is to murder someone.
8th Nov '17 12:35:12 PM Lawman592
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* ''The Paradine Case'' (1947) – An English barrister (Creator/GregoryPeck) falls in love with the defendant in a murder trial.

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* ''The Paradine Case'' (1947) – An English barrister (Creator/GregoryPeck) falls in love with the defendant in a murder trial. Considered one of Hitchcock's lesser films, it was the last movie he did [[ContractualObligationProject under his contract to Selznick.]]
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