Lent his name to "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine", a popular anthology that continued to publish after his death.
27 Biographical Movies |
84 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
2 Interviews |
72 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
17 Magazine Cover Photos |
Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on his cameos] One of the earliest of these was in The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
(1927), the story of Jack the Ripper. My appearance called for me to walk up the stairs of the rooming house. Since my walk-ons in subsequent pictures would be equally strenuous - boarding buses, playing chess, etc. - I asked for a stunt man. Casting, with an unusual lack of perception, hired this fat man!
Hitchcock's last, unfinished project was The Short Night, an adaptation of the spy thriller of the same name by Ronald Kirkbride
. A British double agent (loosely based on George Blake) escapes from prison and flees to Moscow via Finland, where his wife and children are waiting. An American agent - whose brother was one of the traitor's victims - heads to Finland to intercept him but ends up ...
In order to create suspense in his films, he would alternate between different shots to extend cinematic time (e.g., the climax of Saboteur
(1942), the cropduster sequence in North by Northwest
(1959), the shower scene in Psycho
(1960), etc.) His driving sequences were also shot in this particular way. They would typically alternate between the character's point of view while driving and a ...