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  • Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most well known directors of all time bringing murder and mystery to a new light. His films, starting in 1925 with "The Pleasure Garden" and ending in 1976 with the film "Family Plot", set a precedent for all other directors in the film industry. Many story lines and techniques within the cinematography of Hitchcock are common standards for films of today. 	However, Hitchcock did not start out as a brilliant director, but instead started from the very bottom of

  • Alfred Hitchcock In Vertigo

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    life changing. Cameras and lenses allow us to alter this fixed view. When we are successfully able to alter our fixed perception of the world, we can get some miraculous, powerful, meaningful results. Alfred Hitchcock was very aware of the power of directing an eye. Through lens and camera, Hitchcock oh so naturally and subtly directs the viewer - directs us. One important case study into Hitchcock’s use of the

  • Psycho, By Alfred Hitchcock

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    “We all go a little mad sometimes,” and that could possibly be exactly how many feel after watching Psycho, released in 1960, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock took a different route in terms of plot and structure for the typical Hollywood style. Psycho, like a young child never stops asking questions, it leaves us in a state of doubt and unbelief. It is classic horror, with the numerous jump scares leaving us at the edge of our seat, as every moment passes. Yet in the beginning, it 's

  • The Birds By Alfred Hitchcock

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    disorder, it is natural to feel a sense of fear and loneliness that requires you to search for control in your life. These emotions send you to the point of having to isolate yourself, as you believe if you do so, you have control over your life. In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 psychodrama film “The Birds”, Melanie is a young woman who travels to Bodega Bay to reunite herself with a stranger by the name of Mitch. Melanie uncovers that he had a romantic relationship with Annie, the woman she claims to have

  • Alfred Hitchcock Suspense

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    Alfred Hitchcock was the most well-known film director and producer in the cinema world for applying a type of psychological suspense in his films. (Biography, N, A) "I am a typed director", he said, "If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach." (Hitchcock,1956). Hitchcock had a very consistent style that was unique and identifiable proving that he was an auteur by a close examination of Psycho and The Birds. This is evident in the two films’ themes as

  • Alfred Hitchcock Master Of Suspense

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    Alfred Hitchcock? More Like Alfred HItch Rocks! Alfred Hitchcock stated, “The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them” ( When Hitchcock was at the height of his career he was deemed the “master of suspense” with his movies “Vertigo”, “Rear Window”, and the most famous “Psycho.” In those movies Alfred’s spooky and suspenseful filming style made the way horror films are today. Alfred Hitchcock was the most influential movie director to the 1960’s because of how

  • Alfred Hitchcock Comparison Paper

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    paper, I have decided to compare two Hitchcock films. Ever since I can remember, I have seen Alfred Hitchcock films; Psycho, The Birds, North by Northwest, I enjoy his work because I like the suspense, and visual effects that he was able to accomplish. Out of all of his films, I believe that my favorite Hitchcock films would have to be Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958), because I think that the two incorporate everything that is “Alfred Hitchcock”. Hitchcock films are known for being mysterious

  • Theme Of The Birds By Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock, in his critically acclaimed horror movie “ The Birds “, uses his camera shots metaphorically as a person rather than a weapon, in a way to add suspense, inner themes of the film, and to express the character’s emotions or intensity. Alfred Hitchcock is most known for being the “ master of suspense”, yet he uses his camera to demonstrate suspense and intensity. In the film “ The Birds”, Alfred constantly uses close up shots and looming or tracking shots. During the film, he

  • The Master Of Suspense And Alfred Hitchcock

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    Raimi, George A. Romero, Dario Argento, William Friedkin, David Cronenberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg all have two attributes in common; the tactful use of suspense and Alfred Hitchcock. Each person in the list above has, at one point, named Alfred Hitchcock as an influence for their works (IMDb). Hitchcock has been known as, “the master of suspense,” throughout his career and it shows, not only in the movies that he directed personally, but in the movies of the other directors and producers

  • Theme Of The Birds By Alfred Hitchcock

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    Psycho is a classic horror/thriller directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock made in 1960. It followed Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who stole $40,000 in order to be with her lover, and stopped at the Bates Motel, owned by the psychotic split-personality Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), along the way, and is murdered by Bates, which catalyses an investigation into Norman and his mysterious mother. Psycho explored in-depth the psychosis of its characters and how it connected to Kübler-Ross model of