Posts From Brent Reid

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Nova Pilbeam Collectors’ Guide, Part 2

Filmography on home video Star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and Young and Innocent Made many other fine films with a host of the Master’s regular

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Nova Pilbeam Collectors’ Guide

Super Nova: astronomical rise saw her become a household name within just two years of going on stage She’s best known for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Jamaica Inn (1939)

All at sea: before sailing to the states, the Master turned to piracy for his last British film He directed Daphne du Maurier’s torrid tale of intrigue, romance, treachery and

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Jamaica Inn (1939), Part 5

Remakes Refusing to sink: film, TV, radio, theatre and musical dramatisations keep on coming Four adaptations of Daphne du Maurier’s novel have sailed onto big and small screens Latter three

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: The Men Who Knew So Much, Part 2

The spin-offs Famous veteran filmmaker was first interviewed in 1962 by young French critic cum-director Truffaut worshipped the Master and believed the world was not giving his genius due credit

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Bootlegs Galore: The Great Alfred Hitchcock Rip-off, Part 2

Despite years of misinformation, none of the Master’s works are in the public domain Bootleggers have ripped them off for years on VHS and DVD, but now Blu-ray and digital

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Jamaica Inn (1939), Part 4

Home video releases Skullduggery against a backdrop of the cliffs and windswept waves of the Cornish coast They’re all here: every home video release from the farthest reaches of the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Jamaica Inn (1939), Part 3

Production continued Band of dastardly wreckers faces off against their most determined adversary yet: a teenage girl Leslie Banks, hero of The Man Who Knew Too Much, switches sides to play

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Jamaica Inn (1939), Part 2

Production The storyline of Daphne du Maurier’s first bestseller was hacked about but its spirit remains There have been scores of adaptations over the years but the Master’s was one

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Arnold Ridley Collectors’ Guide

Brilliant British actor, playwright and author ended career in most popular role From the British Army, via The Wrecker and The Ghost Train to Dad’s Army Many beloved tales burst