Mar 122014
 
Studio publicity photo, circa 1955.

Studio publicity photo, circa 1955.

March 12th is Alfred Hitchcock Day.

Why March 12th was chosen is a mystery.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) 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, renowned as England’s best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1955. [1]

Hitchcock used several reoccurring themes in his movies such as suspense, audience as voyeur, likable villains, and the MacGuffin — a detail which drives the plot and motivates the actions of characters within the story, but the specific identity of the item is actually unimportant to the plot.

Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock Day by watching one of Hitchcock’s films tonight. If they are too scary, watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a romantic comedy.

After comparing ten Top 10 lists, these films showed up on most lists (in no particular order):

  • Rebecca
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The 39 Steps
  • Vertigo
  • Rear Window
  • Psycho

These made approximately half of the lists:

  • The Trouble with Harry
  • Notorious
  • Strangers on a Train
  • The Birds

What’s your favorite?

Celebrate with goodies from Zazzle

1: Wikipedia.org
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 March 12, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am March