Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?
What is a biography of Alfred Hitchcock?
He was born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock. His father was a green grocer called William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914); his mother was Emma Jane Whelan (1863 - 1942), and he had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock(born 1892). He grew up in a very strict Roman Catholic family. He attended St. Ignatius College and a school for engineering and navigation. When he was 15 years old, in 1914, his father died.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was an English movie director, best known for the movie "Psycho" which he directed. Other famous movies include "The Birds", "Marnie" and "Rear Window". He was known as the Master of Suspense. He was also a producer and screenwriter and often made cameo appearances in his movies and TV shows.
I recently watched the movie "Hitchcock" in which he was portrayed by Anthony Hopkins, which I would highly recommend. The movie focuses on the struggles and then success of his movie "Psycho.
Alfred Hitchcock was a movie director whose long career began in the silent era and extended through the Golden age and well into the 1970s. He was largely influenced by early German cinema and he was in top form during the 1950s when he made a picture a year including North by Northwest, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and Vertigo. He worked with some of the biggest stars during this period like Doris Day, Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and James Stewart. He embraced technology and was a cutting-edge, creative auteur who enjoyed the preparation for shooting a picture more than the production itself. He utilized a lot of point-of-view camera work to make audiences feel like active players as part of the moviegoing experience.
by Tim Quam4 years ago
Would Alfred Hitchcock like A&E's Bates Motel?Bates Motel is a prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho, though it is set in modern times. The master of cinema was no stranger to television, having created Alfred...
by alian3465 years ago
Which movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock do you consider his best and why do you think so?Alfred Hitchcock directed many movies including 'The Thirty Nine Steps', 'Dial M for Murder', 'Rebecca', 'Strangers on a Train',...
by Steven Escareno7 years ago
In recent news, it was not only announce that there would be a film based on a brief period in Alfred Hitchcock's life, where he's at the peak of his career, yet nobody would fund his proposed "Psycho"...
by Eileen5 years ago
hmmm... Does anyone know? I was channel surfing and I saw a dog show and it was in the terrier group. But, I tuned in a little late so I didn't get the name of the terrier. Oh, and an interesting fact was that Alfred...
by thirdmillenium7 years ago
Like the last scene in Rosemary's baby where Mia Farrow rocks the cradle fondly or the shower scene Psycho....For me, it is yet another scene from Psycho. Vera Miles (Lila Crane in the movie) coming face to...
by Genna East3 years ago
Who is you favorite director/filmmaker?I am writing a hub series on music in film that focuses on directors and the composers/songwriters they have collaborated with over the years. I was interested in learning...
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