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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

Production Hitchcock breaks the sound barrier with Britain’s first talkie It saw off several part-silent pretenders and made cinema history But his sound film had a silent counterpart; both get the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

The Master’s last fully silent film is a haunting, romantic smalltown drama Carl Brisson, star of The Ring, is caught up in another traumatic love triangle Secrets and lies prepared

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Champagne (1928)

The Master’s second comedy features Betty Balfour, Britain’s biggest star of the 1920s But even her effervescent charms can’t keep it from occasionally falling a little flat Its mostly hit but a little

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Farmer’s Wife (1928)

The Master’s uproarious first comedy is stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, from gentle to earthy and bawdy With slapstick and even subtle smut,

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Nosferatu Rises: Reincarnated in Sound

Count Orlok speaks! After a century of silent scares, the brooding vampire finally finds his voice Among Nosferatu’s many homages and reinterpretations are several transforming it into a talkie Most

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master of Suspense turns in a technical tour de force in this prize winning tale Danish actor Carl Brisson, star of two Hitchcocks, suffers a hit in love in both

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Raymond Rohauer: King of the Film Freebooters by William K. Everson

Infamous nitrate era film collector and one of its most contentious figures He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of rarities Retained an army of

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

His most obscure and maligned film, only surviving in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints exist, all missing over 25% of their original footage As one

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Downhill (1927)

Not a murder in sight, but it’s still one of the darkest films in the Master’s canon The star of The Lodger returns to suffer again in another story of the

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: The Men Who Knew So Much

When Alfred met François: iconic directors joined forces for renowned series of interviews Far-ranging conversations that spawned multimedia franchise enduring to the present day The most significant spin-offs influenced generations of fans, filmmakers and scholars