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'Psych' holiday gift guide: '100 Clues' floorplan, Alfred Hitchcock and more

14 December 2013 10:00 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Holiday shopping season is upon us and if you're like us, you are always looking for fun suggestions for loved ones. For the special "Psych" fan in your life, here are some recommendations from Zap2it. Meanwhile, don't forget to tune into "Psych: The Musical" on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on USA. It's going to be epic.

Gifts under $50

"Psych: The Musical" ($16.99): Pre-order the musical event of the season. It's available starting Dec. 17.

"100 Clues" floorplan T-shirt ($26.99): We're striving to find more off-the-beaten-path gifts for TV fans in these gift guides, but there are a few gems at the official USA store and this is one of them. It's a T-shirt that features the floor plan of the mansion in the "Clue" send-up episode (pictured above, left).

Pineapple necklace ($24.95): Likewise, the official "Psych" jewelry is pretty cool. There's a neat charm bracelet and some earrings, »

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New on Video: Late Hitchcock – ‘Frenzy’ and ‘Family Plot’

12 December 2013 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Frenzy

Written by Anthony Shaffer

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

UK, 1972

Family Plot

Written by Ernest Lehman

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

USA, 1976

There are some who opt for Alfred Hitchcock’s British years as his finest, taking into account his earliest silent features through Jamaica Inn in 1939. On the other hand, many regard the peak years in America as the Master of Suspense’s finest era, with films from Rebecca in 1940 to Marnie in 1964. Both have valid points to make and there are unquestionably several great works during each phase of the filmmaker’s career. Few, however, would rank Hitchcock’s final four films among his best. In a way, this is unfair, their lowly stature no doubt due to the masterworks that preceded them; with the films Hitchcock made before, the bar was set unassailably high. Taken apart from the imposing excellence of these earlier classics, these concluding films are solid movies. »

- Jeremy Carr

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The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock – review

1 October 2013 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Curve, Leicester

Rudkin's darkly riveting play brilliantly demonstrates the way Hitchcock's art is the key to his life

Plays and films about the private life of Alfred Hitchcock are a growth industry. But David Rudkin can justly claim to have got there with first with an award-winning 1993 radio play with an Eliotesque title. Out of that has emerged this reconceived stage piece, commissioned by New Perspectives, which turns out to be a darkly riveting study of a film-maker who turned what his wife terms his "crazy inner life" into public entertainment.

Rudkin uses an adventurous form to explore the dreams and desires of a Hitch ("I have no cock," he Freudianly quips) who is imprisoned in his director's chair. As the pudgy auteur pursues an archetypal Hitchcock situation in which a man silently tracks an unknown woman, he is invaded by memories. We see glimpses of the mother who »

- Michael Billington

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Alfred Hitchcock: Ranking His Movies From Worst To Best

9 May 2013 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Ranking Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movies from Best to Worst is always going to be a highly controversial endeavour. His filmography is so vast and he has many many popular pictures – not just the big ones like Vertigo and Rear Window, but he has cult followings for films such as Rope, Marnie and Life Boat. It is an impossible task to satisfy all of his fans.

I have tried in this feature to represent a wide range of Hitchcock pictures from his oeuvre. I have not ranked them according to my personal preference, but to a preference that I think will satisfy the majority of his fans. I have also decided to keep it to just ten movies.

It has not been an easy task and I doubt that it will please everyone but you can add your comments and dissent into the box below.

 

10. Topaz (1969)

Topaz is based on »

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Guest Blog: Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock Day with Stephen Rebello on 6 Great Reasons Why Hitchcock Is Still the Master of Suspense

11 March 2013 12:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Everyone celebrates President's Day, Valentine's Day, and the sort, but it's the cool kids who know that tomorrow, March 12th, is National Alfred Hitchcock Day!

Need a reminder why Alfred Hitchcock is still the legendary master of suspense? Read on!

Hitchcock, the recent film starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, was based on Stephen Rebello’s bestselling book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. We asked Stephen to write something special for Hitchcock Day, and he came up with “6 Great Reasons Why Hitchcock Is Still the Master of Suspense.”

6 Great Reasons Why Hitchcock Is Still the Master of Suspense

Psycho. Vertigo. North by Northwest. The Birds. If Alfred Hitchcock had directed nothing more than that astonishing quartet, he’d still be considered the maestro of creating nail-biting suspense, romantic intrigue, and unforgettable thrills. But that incredible run of movies, released in theaters from 1958 to 1963, represents only a drop in the bloody bucket of Hitchcock’s masterworks, »

- Uncle Creepy

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10 films that began filming without a finished script

12 February 2013 5:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie Feb 13, 2013

From classic noir thrillers to modern special effects blockbusters, we look at 10 movies that began production without a finished script...

"We started the film without a script, without a cast and without a shark," was how Richard Dreyfuss famously summed up the nightmarish production of Jaws, whose last-minute rewrites, technical hitches and sinking boats almost halted Steven Spielberg's career before it had even begun.

Incredibly, Jaws was defined rather than destroyed by its arduous shoot. The presence of the murderous shark was implied through editing and music rather than excessive effects shots, while the absence of a finished script for much of the movie resulted in some of Jaws' most memorable lines - "We're gonna need a bigger boat", Quint's bloodcurdling Indianapolis speech - were either improvised or partly written by the actors themselves.

As this article aims to demonstrate, starting a film production »

- ryanlambie

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