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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

The Master’s first full-length sound film and its silent counterpart get the twice-over They were simultaneously shot and released on the cusp of the talkie revolution Hitchcock was keen to push

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

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

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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, stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, both gentle and earthy Including slapstick and even subtle smut, fans of the

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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 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 Don’t watch the horde

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

Infamous film collector who was one of the most contentious figures connected with the nitrate era He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

One of the Master’s most obscure films; much maligned, it only exists in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints survive, all missing more than 25% of their original footage As

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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 Wrong Man

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Hitchcock/Truffaut: The Men Who Knew So Much

When Alfred met François: from 1962, the iconic directors joined forces for a series of renowned interviews Their far-ranging conversations spawned a multimedia franchise enduring to the present day Influencing generations of fans, filmmakers and scholars