Tag "Alma Reville"

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Joan Harrison: Hitchcock’s Most Frequent Collaborator

Hitchcock/Harrison: sharing hundreds of screen credits, now she’s stepping out from the Master’s shadow Screenwriter on a handful of Hitchcock classics became trailblazing film executive in her own right Universal’s

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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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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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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Young and Innocent (1937)

Wrong Man on the run: a race to prove innocence of murder, à la The 39 Steps Gripping tale is one of Hitchcock’s purest love stories; gets better with every

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935)

Novel and Production The Master of Suspense delivers: the one where it all finally comes together Cinema’s best known purveyor of twisted thrills, drama, romance and comedy Tracking the genesis

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print, Part 2

Best of the Rest Numerous Hitchcock books make mention of his very successful pre-Hollywood phase But most only do so cursorily; few have a sizeable amount of well-informed content However,

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Dark Side or the Wrong Man?

The Trouble with Hitchcock: did his onscreen mistreatment of women extend to real life? Many films had femme fatale and icy blondes, constantly thrown in danger’s path Now #MeToo movement’s unblinking

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Alma Reville: The Power Behind Hitchcock’s Throne

Celebrating the 120th birthday of a hugely underrated pioneer of British cinema Giving credit where it’s due: she was one half of the best filmmaking duo in history Alfred Hitchcock was loyally

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print

A legend begins: the Master of Suspense was born 120 years ago today Probably the most recognised and highly regarded director in history One of the most dissected, discussed and documented

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Rich and Strange (1931)

Every port tells a different story: money doesn’t lead to happiness At first glance, a marvellously inventive, lighthearted little comedy But in Hitch’s hands it’s complex, multi-layered and surprisingly dark The

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