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Joe Bodego‘s Today’s Memory

Joe Bodego‘s Today’s Memory

Joe Bodego‘s Today’s Memory


Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday

Originally shared by Joe Bodego

Aug 13 1899 Alfred Hitchcock Born

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer.

He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On 19 April 1955, 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 recognisable 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 maximise 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 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.

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0 comentarii la „Joe Bodego‘s Today’s Memory

  1. Aug 13 1899 Alfred Hitchcock Born!

    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer.

    Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtztag!!

  2. Salute. One of the greatest. Filmmakers. Icon loved his choices. of female Actresses. Always tried to catch his cameo After viewing Psycho I had to have every thing he made

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