History Creator / AlfredHitchcock

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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-->-- '''Alfred Hitchcock'''


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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17th Oct '15 2:49:39 PM TrollBrutal
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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''.
30th Sep '15 9:03:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* WronglyAccused: ''Film/TheWrongMan''. Also ''Film/TheLodger'', ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', ''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/StrangersOnATrain'', ''IConfess'', ''Film/IConfess'', ''Film/DialMForMurder,'' ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', and ''Film/{{Frenzy}}''. Subverted in ''Film/StageFright'' and averted in ''Film/ShadowOfADoubt''.
25th Sep '15 10:13:28 PM Adept
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He also produced and hosted the television anthology series ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' from 1955 to 1965, although he actually only directed a handful of the show's episodes. Many of his films are adaptations of novels or short stories.

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He also produced and hosted the television anthology series ''AlfredHitchcockPresents'' ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' from 1955 to 1965, although he actually only directed a handful of the show's episodes. Many of his films are adaptations of novels or short stories.
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