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Why Alfred Hitcock Still Has an Impact Today

In this episode of the Hitch 20, Jeffrey Michael Bays looks at how Hitchcock still has a strong influence over multiple generations of directors. Plus, how unpredictable characters can heighten tension for the audience, as in “Wet Saturday” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. You can watch “Wet Satuday” on Netflix or on Hulu The episode is an interesting Read MoreRead More

Analyzing Alfred Hitchcock Presents “Back for Christmas”

Back for Christmas is the quintessential Hitchcock story shown on his TV series Alfred Hitchcock presents. Filmmaker and Author Jeffrey Michael Bays analyzes this episode with the help of our own John P. Hess in this installment of The Hitch20!Read More

What Can Modern Filmmakers Learn from Hitchcock Presents: “The Pelham Compendium”

Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 3: Through the cinematic interrelationship between actor and audience, Hitchcock builds anxiety in his rare attempt at science-fiction. A look at the film techniques used in “The Case of Mr. Pelham” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Read More

Hitch 20: What Can Modern Filmmakers Learn From Hitchcock Presents – “The Breakdown”

Hitch 20 is a Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 2: Hitchcock experiments with a stream of consciousness narration, as a man faces paralysis. A look at the film techniques used in “Breakdown” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. (Includes some commentary from our own John P. Read MoreRead More

Examining Hitchcock’s Television Work: The Hitch 20

Check out this first episode of a documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 1: During a time when TV was the new thing, iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock creates his own series. In “Revenge” he would experiment with camera styles and themes that he could Read MoreRead More

The Hitchcock Gallery: A Compilation of Hitchcock’s Visual Imagery

This short video-essay examines various themes and techniques Alfred Hitchcock developed throughout his career. Using 40 titles, it includes every feature film Hitchcock made from 1934 right through to his retirement in 1976. Of the several themes on display here (falling, ascending and descending staircases, opening curtains, reading newspapers, poisoning drinks, women’s hairstyles, shoes, train Read MoreRead More

55-Minute Documentary on Alfred Hitchcock: ‘Living Famously’

Check out this in depth look at the master of suspense: Alfred Hitchcock The program shows how, from his earliest childhood in the suburbs of London, Alfred Hitchcock was a precociously sedentary loner. His active imagination helped him gain an apprenticeship in the fledgling British movie business, from where he travelled to Germany to learn Read MoreRead More

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