History Creator / AlfredHitchcock

23rd May '16 4:56:07 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith'' (1941) – A ScrewballComedy (his first American attempt at a pure comedy) about a couple learning their marriage wasn't valid. Earlier that day, the husband confessed that, if given the chance again, he wouldn’t have married her. After finding out, he changed his mind… but so has she. Not to be confused with the 2005 Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film.

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* ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith'' ''Film/{{Mr And Mrs Smith|1941}}'' (1941) – A ScrewballComedy (his first American attempt at a pure comedy) about a couple learning their marriage wasn't valid. Earlier that day, the husband confessed that, if given the chance again, he wouldn’t have married her. After finding out, he changed his mind… but so has she. Not to be confused with the 2005 Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film.
14th May '16 11:29:43 AM nombretomado
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The acknowledged master of cinematic [[{{DramaticIrony}} suspense]], Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (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}} [[DramaticIrony suspense]], Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (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.



Hitchcock was [[KnightFever knighted]] a brief four months prior to his death. He's also somewhat well known for making the shortest-ever acceptance speech at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (on receiving the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968): "Thank you very much, indeed."

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Hitchcock was [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever knighted]] a brief four months prior to his death. He's also somewhat well known for making the shortest-ever acceptance speech at the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (on receiving the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1968): "Thank you very much, indeed."
30th Mar '16 2:02:28 PM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Alfred Hitchcock'''

The acknowledged master of cinematic [[{{DramaticIrony}} suspense]], '''Alfred Joseph Hitchcock''' (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]], '''Alfred Alfred Joseph Hitchcock''' Hitchcock (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.
8th Feb '16 4:00:18 AM Freshmeat
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Most people consider either ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' or ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' to be his MagnumOpus, although Hitchcock himself regarded ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt'' as his personal favorite. ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/RearWindow'', and ''Film/TheBirds'' are also frequently cited as favorites among fans. ''Film/RearWindow'' in particular is often used as a [[RearWindowHomage plot template]] in other media.

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Most people consider either ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' or ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' to be his MagnumOpus, best, although Hitchcock himself regarded ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt'' as his personal favorite. ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/RearWindow'', and ''Film/TheBirds'' are also frequently cited as favorites among fans. ''Film/RearWindow'' in particular is often used as a [[RearWindowHomage plot template]] in other media.
23rd Dec '15 12:26:50 PM dsneybuf
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* Played by Creator/FrankWelker in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "The Boids", a ''Goodfeathers'' short taking a fictionalized look behind the scenes of ''Film/TheBirds''.



* Played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths in ''Film/GraceOfMonaco''

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* Played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths in ''Film/GraceOfMonaco''
''Film/GraceOfMonaco''.
18th Dec '15 1:41:50 PM JakesBrain
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The Hitchcock style went on to typify a certain kind of thriller, one which was copied by others over time. The Stanley Donen-directed ''Film/{{Charade}}'', for instance, was referred to by one reviewer as "the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made". Also, the Italian {{Giallo}} film movement essentially stemmed from the Hickcockian style. Hitchcock was also known for his frequent use of the 'MacGuffin' (a term he popularized) in his films.

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The Hitchcock style went on to typify a certain kind of thriller, one which was copied by others over time. The Stanley Donen-directed ''Film/{{Charade}}'', for instance, was referred to by one reviewer as "the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made". Also, the Italian {{Giallo}} film movement essentially stemmed from the Hickcockian Hitchcockian style. Hitchcock was also known for his frequent use of the 'MacGuffin' (a term he popularized) in his films.
18th Nov '15 10:39:18 PM TompaDompa
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30th Sep '15 9:32:02 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' (1935) – A Canadian man in London is wrongfully accused of murdering a female spy who was killed in his house, and he is chased across the country by police while he tries to piece together the clues she left him. Eventually, he is apprehended and handcuffed to a woman he met earlier, but he escapes while he is still handcuffed to her. Often called the best of his British movies, and one of his first movies that balances humor and thrills equally. Source of the quote for AnonymousRinger.

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* ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' (1935) – A Canadian man in London is wrongfully accused of murdering a female spy who was killed in his house, and he is chased across the country by police while he tries to piece together the clues she left him. Eventually, he is apprehended and handcuffed to a woman he met earlier, but he escapes while he is still handcuffed to her. Often called the best of his British movies, and one of his first movies that balances humor and thrills equally. Source of the quote for AnonymousRinger.
30th Sep '15 9:30:18 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'' (1935) – A Canadian man in London is wrongfully accused of murdering a female spy who was killed in his house, and he is chased across the country by police while he tries to piece together the clues she left him. Eventually, he is apprehended and handcuffed to a woman he met earlier, but he escapes while he is still handcuffed to her. Often called the best of his British movies, and one of his first movies that balances humor and thrills equally. Source of the quote for AnonymousRinger.

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* ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'' ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' (1935) – A Canadian man in London is wrongfully accused of murdering a female spy who was killed in his house, and he is chased across the country by police while he tries to piece together the clues she left him. Eventually, he is apprehended and handcuffed to a woman he met earlier, but he escapes while he is still handcuffed to her. Often called the best of his British movies, and one of his first movies that balances humor and thrills equally. Source of the quote for AnonymousRinger.



** Hitchcock was a notorious practical joker and was never tired of making jokes and shocking his cast and crew. When filming ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'' he needed a shocked reaction from Madeline Carroll. He achieved this by pretending to pull his cock out.

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** Hitchcock was a notorious practical joker and was never tired of making jokes and shocking his cast and crew. When filming ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'' ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' he needed a shocked reaction from Madeline Carroll. He achieved this by pretending to pull his cock out.



* MacGuffin: He was the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. According to him, the screenwriter Angus [=MacPhail=] coined the term. He said in interviews that a MacGuffin was any object of interest all parties wanted but are actually not all that important to the characters. Some examples are ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (the money stolen from the office which becomes a nonissue midway into the film) and ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''.

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* MacGuffin: He was the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. According to him, the screenwriter Angus [=MacPhail=] coined the term. He said in interviews that a MacGuffin was any object of interest all parties wanted but are actually not all that important to the characters. Some examples are ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (the money stolen from the office which becomes a nonissue midway into the film) and ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''. ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch''.



* WronglyAccused: ''Film/TheWrongMan''. Also ''Film/TheLodger'', ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', ''Film/IConfess'', ''Film/DialMForMurder,'' ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', and ''Film/{{Frenzy}}''. Subverted in ''Film/StageFright'' and averted in ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt''.

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* WronglyAccused: ''Film/TheWrongMan''. Also ''Film/TheLodger'', ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'', ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', ''Film/IConfess'', ''Film/DialMForMurder,'' ''Film/DialMForMurder'', ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', and ''Film/{{Frenzy}}''. Subverted in ''Film/StageFright'' and averted in ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt''.
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