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Alfred Hitchcock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Height 5' 7" (1,70 m) Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an Anglo-American director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alfred Hitchcock, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 13, 1899 In Leytonstone - London - England
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the movie El enemigo de las rubias 1927-02-14
Latest Project:
Series The Men Who Made the Movies 2018
Known For
Poster of A Profile of Hitchcock: The Early Years
Poster of The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock
Poster of The Illustrated Hitchcock
Poster of A Talk with Hitchcock
Filmography
Series The Men Who Made the Movies Unknown 2018
Pelicula Hitchcock/Truffaut Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-04
Pelicula Cuando caiga la noche Himself (archive footage) 2014-06-07
Pelicula Memory of the Camps Himself (archive footage) 2014-02-09
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Pelicula The Psycho Legacy Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Pelicula Billy Wilder habla 2006-06-22
Pelicula Plotting 'Family Plot' Himself (archive footage) 2001-03-06
Pelicula Rope Unleashed Himself (archive footage) 2001-03-03
Pelicula Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Pelicula 'Torn Curtain' Rising Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Pelicula 'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Pelicula The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-01
Pelicula The Trouble with Marnie Himself (archive footage) 2000-05-30
Pelicula A Profile of Hitchcock: The Early Years 1999-10-07
Pelicula Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock Himself (archive footage) 1999-08-05
Pelicula Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Pelicula All About 'The Birds' Himself (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Pelicula The Making of 'Psycho' Himself (archive footage) 1997-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta 1985-05-05
Pelicula La trama Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics 1976-04-09
Pelicula The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock Himself 1973-01-01
Pelicula The Illustrated Hitchcock Himself 1972-07-15
Pelicula Marnie, la ladrona Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited) 1964-07-09
Pelicula A Talk with Hitchcock Himself 1964-02-21
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Himself - Host 1962-09-20
Pelicula Psicosis Man outside Office 1960-06-16
Pelicula Con la muerte en los talones Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited) 1959-07-07
Pelicula Falso culpable Prologue Narrator (uncredited) 1956-12-22
Pelicula El hombre que sabía demasiado Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited) 1956-06-01
Series Cinépanorama 1956-02-04
Pelicula Pero... ¿Quién mató a Harry? Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition 1955-10-03
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Host 1955-10-02
Pelicula Atrapa a un ladrón Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited) 1955-08-03
Pelicula La ventana indiscreta Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited) 1954-08-01
Pelicula Crimen perfecto Man at Tony's Table at the Dinner in Photograph (uncredited) 1954-05-29
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Pelicula Yo confieso Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited) 1953-02-28
Pelicula Extraños en un tren Man Boarding Train (uncredited) 1951-06-18
Pelicula Atormentada Man at Governor's Reception 1949-09-08
Pelicula Encadenados Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited) 1948-09-30
Pelicula Náufragos Man in Newspaper Advertisement (uncredited) 1944-01-11
Pelicula Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Pelicula La sombra de una duda Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited) 1943-01-16
Pelicula Enviado especial Man with Newspaper on Street 1940-08-16
Pelicula Rebeca Man outside phone booth 1940-04-12
Pelicula Alarma en el expreso Man in London Railway Station (uncredited) 1938-07-26
Pelicula 39 escalones Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited) 1935-06-01
Pelicula Asesinato Man on Street (uncredited) 1930-07-31
Pelicula La muchacha de Londres (Chantaje) Man on Subway (uncredited) 1929-06-30
Pelicula Sound Test for Blackmail 1929-01-01
Pelicula Easy Virtue Man with Stick Near Tennis Court 1928-03-05
Pelicula El ring Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited) 1927-10-01
Pelicula El enemigo de las rubias Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited) 1927-02-14