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Any Hitchcock fan has no doubt looked carefully while watching one of his movies in order to spot his infamous cameos. Hitchcock’s earlier cameos are especially hard to catch, and so Youtube user Morgan T. Rhys put together this video compiling every cameo Alfred Hitchcock ever made.
Hitchcock made a total of 39 self-referential cameos in his films over a 50 year period. Four of his films featured two cameo appearances (The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog UK), Suspicion, Rope, and Under Capricorn). Two recurring themes featured Hitchcock carrying a musical instrument, and using public transportation.
The films are as follows:
The Lodger (1927), Easy Virtue (1928), Blackmail (1929),Murder! (1930), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935),Sabotage (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca(1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), Suspicion (1941),Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945),Notorious (1946), The Paradine Case (1947), Rope (1948), Under Capricorn (1949),Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train »
Combining a festering sense of dread with sassy, Tarantino-esque dialogue, this Hitchcockian outback thriller has lost none of its menace
Alfred Hitchcock had many appreciators and imitators, but few directors could legitimately claim to being a true "student" or "scholar" of the master of suspense. Australian filmmaker Richard Franklin was a rare exception.
Franklins first in-person interaction with Hitchcock literally took place in a school. In the late 1960s, Hitch as if to reinforce his reputation for twists and surprises unexpectedly took up an offer extended by the young film aficionado to speak to students at the University of Southern California. Franklin would visit the set of two Hitchcock films (1968s Topaz and 1976s Family Plot) and in 1983 direct the underappreciated Psycho II, returning Anthony Perkins as a much older Norman Bates.
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- Luke Buckmaster
2 items from 2014
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