Hitchcock : The Master Of Suspense

2362 WordsMar 31, 201510 Pages
A kingly director sits on his throne-like director’s chair and orders the serial killer, Norman Bates, to slash a screaming girl in a shower with a knife. This king is the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Even though Hitchcock is known as a timeless director, he had an understanding of philosophy that was beyond his time. He is known for his horror movies which spanned from the 1930s to the 1980s. Hitchcock produced a total number of 66 films in his lifetime. Some films include The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds, just to name a few (“Vertigo (1958)”). Hitchcock had a brilliant perception as to how the mind works and human reaction. This is evident in his films. He is also known for his intriguing and unique filmmaking techniques. Through his early work in silent films, Alfred Hitchcock learned visual subtlety, and through his later directing and writing, perfected all film techniques making the most influential director of all time. Hitchcock had a normal childhood compared to other kids. He was born in 1899 on August 13 and lived in Leytonstone, East London with the name Alfred Joseph Hitchcock. He was the youngest of three siblings: his older brother William and his older sister Eileen. He was the son of Emma Jane and William Hitchcock, who were both of half-British and half-Irish ancestry (Spoto, The Art of Alfred Hitchcock 1). He attended a Catholic school, raised as a strict Catholic, and transferred to St. Ignatius College, a
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