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Alfred Hitchcock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Height 5' 7" (1,70 m) Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an Anglo-American 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alfred Hitchcock, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 13, 1899 In Leytonstone - London - England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie El enemigo de las rubias 1927-02-14
Latest Project:
Series The Men Who Made the Movies 2018
Known For
Poster of A Profile of Hitchcock: The Early Years
Poster of The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock
Poster of The Illustrated Hitchcock
Poster of A Talk with Hitchcock
Series The Men Who Made the Movies Unknown 2018
Movie Hitchcock/Truffaut Himself (archive footage) 2015-09-04
Movie Cuando caiga la noche Himself (archive footage) 2014-06-07
Movie Memory of the Camps Himself (archive footage) 2014-02-09
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Movie The Psycho Legacy Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Movie Billy Wilder habla 2006-06-22
Movie Plotting 'Family Plot' Himself (archive footage) 2001-03-06
Movie Rope Unleashed Himself (archive footage) 2001-03-03
Movie Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie 'Torn Curtain' Rising Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie 'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic Himself (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-01
Movie The Trouble with Marnie Himself (archive footage) 2000-05-30
Movie A Profile of Hitchcock: The Early Years 1999-10-07
Movie Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock Himself (archive footage) 1999-08-05
Movie Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Movie All About 'The Birds' Himself (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Movie The Making of 'Psycho' Himself (archive footage) 1997-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta 1985-05-05
Movie La trama Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics 1976-04-09
Movie The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock Himself 1973-01-01
Movie The Illustrated Hitchcock Himself 1972-07-15
Movie Marnie, la ladrona Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited) 1964-07-09
Movie A Talk with Hitchcock Himself 1964-02-21
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Himself - Host 1962-09-20
Movie Psicosis Man outside Office 1960-06-16
Movie Con la muerte en los talones Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited) 1959-07-07
Movie Falso culpable Prologue Narrator (uncredited) 1956-12-22
Movie El hombre que sabía demasiado Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited) 1956-06-01
Series Cinépanorama 1956-02-04
Movie Pero... ¿Quién mató a Harry? Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition 1955-10-03
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Host 1955-10-02
Movie Atrapa a un ladrón Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited) 1955-08-03
Movie La ventana indiscreta Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited) 1954-08-01
Movie Crimen perfecto Man at Tony's Table at the Dinner in Photograph (uncredited) 1954-05-29
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Yo confieso Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited) 1953-02-28
Movie Extraños en un tren Man Boarding Train (uncredited) 1951-06-18
Movie Atormentada Man at Governor's Reception 1949-09-08
Movie Encadenados Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited) 1948-09-30
Movie Náufragos Man in Newspaper Advertisement (uncredited) 1944-01-11
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie La sombra de una duda Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited) 1943-01-16
Movie Enviado especial Man with Newspaper on Street 1940-08-16
Movie Rebeca Man outside phone booth 1940-04-12
Movie Alarma en el expreso Man in London Railway Station (uncredited) 1938-07-26
Movie 39 escalones Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited) 1935-06-01
Movie Asesinato Man on Street (uncredited) 1930-07-31
Movie La muchacha de Londres (Chantaje) Man on Subway (uncredited) 1929-06-30
Movie Sound Test for Blackmail 1929-01-01
Movie Easy Virtue Man with Stick Near Tennis Court 1928-03-05
Movie El ring Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited) 1927-10-01
Movie El enemigo de las rubias Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited) 1927-02-14