History Creator / AlfredHitchcock

15th Sep '16 12:15:19 AM JulianLapostat
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* CastingCouch: Hitch was a notorious womanizer and had affairs with nearly all of his leading ladies until Tippy Hedron, which is sometimes seen as the catalyst for all of the abuse she had to endure when filming ''Film/TheBirds''.
15th Sep '16 12:05:23 AM NWolfman
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* CastingCouch: Hitch was a notorious womanizer and had affairs with nearly all of his leading ladies until Tippy Hedron, which is sometimes seen as the catalyst for all of the abuse she had to endure when filming ''Film/TheBirds''.
9th Sep '16 4:33:54 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Ironic because Hitchcock actually disliked MethodActing or what was then known [[{{Flanderization}} as Method Acting]]. He made more than fifty films over several decades, and generally did not make this a practice but some examples stand out.
** In the attic scene in ''Film/TheBirds'', Hitchcock had crew guys hurling real gulls and crows at Tippi Hedren...for five straight days of shooting. As a result, she was plagued by dreams of flapping wings. The birds themselves had been fed whiskey to make them more aggressive. Needless to say, this was ''long'' before the NoAnimalsWereHarmed certificates.
** The story of ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'' called for Joan Fontaine to be nervous around the other actors, so Hitchcock told her that no one else on set liked her. LaurenceOlivier did hate her, repeatedly telling Hitch, [[JerkAss "She can't act, old boy!"]]. This was more because of Joan Fontaine's inexperience at the time than anything else. For ''Suspicion'', for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, he relied on her more. Fontaine enjoyed working with Hitchcock on the whole.
** For ''Vertigo'', Kim Novak was not his first choice, and most of the costumes were selected for Vera Miles (she appeared in ''The Wrong Man'' and played Marion Crane's sister later in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''). So Kim Novak's stiffness and discomfort as Madeleine emphasized by costumes for another actress actually helped her in that role.
** Hitchcock was a notorious practical joker and was never tired of making jokes and shocking his cast and crew. When filming ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' he needed a shocked reaction from Madeline Carroll. He achieved this by pretending to pull his cock out.
2nd Sep '16 3:20:49 PM NWolfman
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* BigEater: He certainly was not "big boned." Creator/MelBrooks frequently relates a story about having dinner with him after a screening of Brooks's AffectionateParody film, ''Film/HighAnxiety'', where Hitch consumed a 2" steak, a baked potato, a plate of asparagus and two bowls of ice cream. ''Twice''
26th Jul '16 9:14:47 AM dsneybuf
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* Appeared in the sixth episode of Season 4 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', portrayed by Lloyd Ahlquist, against Creator/StevenSpielberg, and some other directors.

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* Appeared in the sixth episode of Season 4 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', portrayed by Lloyd Ahlquist, against Creator/StevenSpielberg, Creator/StevenSpielberg and some other directors.
26th Jul '16 9:11:00 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' (1959) – A spy thriller involving a man [[spoiler: who doesn't exist]], a crop duster, a murder in the UN, and a climax on top of Mount Rushmore. And, once again, Creator/CaryGrant, playing, once again, an innocent man wrongfully accused. Was a huge influence on the Film/JamesBond movies, which started production a few years later.

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* ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' (1959) – A spy thriller involving a man [[spoiler: who doesn't exist]], exist, a crop duster, a murder in the UN, and a climax on top of Mount Rushmore. And, once again, Creator/CaryGrant, playing, once again, an innocent man wrongfully accused. Was a huge influence on the Film/JamesBond movies, which started production a few years later.



* Appeared in the sixth episode of Season 4 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', portrayed by Lloyd Ahlquist, against Creator/StevenSpielberg, [[spoiler:Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/StanleyKubrick, and Creator/MichaelBay]]

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* Appeared in the sixth episode of Season 4 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'', portrayed by Lloyd Ahlquist, against Creator/StevenSpielberg, [[spoiler:Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/StanleyKubrick, and Creator/MichaelBay]]some other directors.
8th Jul '16 11:02:33 PM Scabbard
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** For ''Vertigo'', Kim Novak was not his first choice, and most of the costumes were selected for Vera Miles(she appeared in ''The Wrong Man'' and played Marion Crane's sister later in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''). So Kim Novak's stiffness and discomfort as Madeleine emphasized by costumes for another actress actually helped her in that role.

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** For ''Vertigo'', Kim Novak was not his first choice, and most of the costumes were selected for Vera Miles(she Miles (she appeared in ''The Wrong Man'' and played Marion Crane's sister later in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''). So Kim Novak's stiffness and discomfort as Madeleine emphasized by costumes for another actress actually helped her in that role.
13th Jun '16 6:39:24 AM Movienut376
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*BaitAndSwitch: It's reasonable to say that Hitchcock pulled off this trope on a meta level that would impact cinema forever; prior to 1960, audiences were used to Hitch's style of building mystery and suspense with films like Vertigo and North By Northwest, as well as his TV series. Then Psycho came out, and the first act of that movie was true to his usual style. Then Janet Leigh takes her shower...and a whole new genre of horror is born - the slasher film. Unless viewers had read the book, ''nobody'' saw it coming.
11th Jun '16 1:51:43 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''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.

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* ''Film/{{Mr And Mrs Smith|1941}}'' ''[[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 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.
10th Jun '16 12:48:01 AM JulianLapostat
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* HasAType: There are debates about whether there was a sexual element to this, but Hitchcock definitely preferred blondes as his heroines (think Creator/GraceKelly, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Janet Leigh or Tippi Hedren).

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* HasAType: There are debates about whether there was a sexual element to this, but Hitchcock definitely preferred HasAType:
** From the 50s onwards, Hitchcock's films featured
blondes as his heroines (think Creator/GraceKelly, (Creator/GraceKelly, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Janet Leigh or Tippi Hedren). The movies he made in the 30s and 40s generally featured brunettes and dark haired actresses (Joan Fontaine, Creator/IngridBergman, Theresa Wright, Sylvia Sidney among others).
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