Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.
Name Alfred Hitchcock
Also Known As Hitch, The Master of Suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Альфред Хичкок, 亞弗列·希治閣, อัลเฟรด ฮิตช์ค็อก, アルフレッド・ヒッチコック, 앨프리드 히치콕, ألفريد هتشكوك
Birthday 1899-08-13
Deathday 1980-04-29
Gender Male
IMDB Alfred Hitchcock profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Leytonstone - London - England
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1940-04-12
Rebecca...
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1960-09-08
Psycho...
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1954-08-04
Rear Window...
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1930-11-24
Murder!...
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1997-01-01
The Making of 'Psych...
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1973-01-01
The Men Who Made the...
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1999-10-07
A Profile of Hitchco...
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1929-06-30
Blackmail...
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2014-10-11
Night Will Fall...
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1929-01-01
Sound Test for Black...
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1955-08-03
To Catch a Thief...
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2015-09-04
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1944-01-11
Lifeboat...
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1964-07-22
Marnie...
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2000-05-30
The Trouble with Mar...
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1949-09-08
Under Capricorn...
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1959-07-17
North by Northwest...
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1943-01-16
Shadow of a Doubt...
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1954-05-29
Dial M for Murder...
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1935-08-01
The 39 Steps...
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1972-07-15
The Illustrated Hitc...
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1951-06-30
Strangers on a Train...
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1956-06-01
The Man Who Knew Too...
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1964-02-21
A Talk with Hitchcoc...
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1946-08-15
Notorious...
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1953-02-28
I Confess...
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1940-08-16
Foreign Corresponden...
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2010-10-19
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1927-02-14
The Lodger: A Story ...
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1928-03-05
Easy Virtue...
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1976-04-09
Family Plot...
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1955-10-03
The Trouble with Har...
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2008-10-07
In the Master's Shad...
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2000-01-01
Destination Hitchcoc...
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2009-01-01
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1999-08-05
Monsieur Truffaut Me...
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2000-04-01
The Making of 'The M...
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2001-03-03
Rope Unleashed...
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2001-03-06
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2000-01-01
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2000-01-01
'Rear Window' Ethics...
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1999-01-01
All About 'The Birds...
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2001-03-06
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2001-03-06
The Story of 'Frenzy...
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1999-01-23
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1956-12-22
The Wrong Man...
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1927-10-01
The Ring...
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1938-11-01
The Lady Vanishes...
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2015-07-26
Memory of the Camps...
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1943-05-21
Show-Business at War...
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2006-06-22
Billy Wilder Speaks...
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1985-09-29
The New Alfred Hitch...
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1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
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1953-03-18
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2013-01-05
Talking Pictures...
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1962-09-20
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1956-02-04
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