24 March 2013 1:50 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Steven Soderbergh’s recently released Side Effects brought this article to fruition. Although the film will probably be wiped out of everyone’s minds in a few months, you cannot help but feel the essence of one of the greatest directors of all time channeled through Soderbergh’s cinematic eye.  The very first shot in Soderbergh’s film is a clearcut and obvious homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, and countless other nods to the master of suspense can be spotted elsewhere by eagle-eyed fans.

One cannot deny that no matter the filmmaker, Hitchcock’s influence lives on and is as pivotal to film directors today as it was back in the day – even for those who do not specialize with thrillers. As you can probably notice by now, Alfred Hitchcock is one of those names that any film enthusiast should get tattooed across their chest someday. Okay, not really, »

- Alex Aagaard

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