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One of the most iconic and revered filmmakers in cinema history, Alfred Hitchcock’s importance to the medium has led to a lengthy amount of material on the man and both his public and private life, with no end of books, articles, films and documentaries. Today we now have a few more materials to gain a better insight into his directing process.
First up we have a 55-minute documentary from 2003 titled Living Famously, which paints a three-dimensional portrait of the man who’s understanding and grasp of human fear allowed for him to make some of the best suspense thrillers, murder mysteries and horror films of the twentieth century. Before walking through his career, the film introduces how this legendary figure of filmmaking got his start: “The movies provided excitement and escape for an overweight loner with a boring clerical job,” to put it bluntly.
Featuring a range of interviewees, »
- TFS Staff
With just over a month until the Oscar campaigning finally concludes, there’s still a few more items of note. Today brings THR’s annual actors roundtable, in which Will Smith (Concussion), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Joel Edgerton (Black Mass, The Gift), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), and Michael Caine (Youth) all gather. During the one-hour conversation, they discuss getting into the business, their biggest fears and disappointments, who has taught them the most, their advice for young actors, and much more.
In one of the most interesting sections, after Caine talks turning down Alfred Hitchcock‘s Frenzy, Smith talks about turning down Django Unchained, saying, “[Quentin Tarantino and I] talked, we met, we sat for hours and hours about it. I wanted to make that movie so badly, but I felt the only way was, it had to be a love story, not a vengeance story. I don’t »
- Jordan Raup
2 items from 2016
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