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Alfred Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock

  1. 1. Alfred Hitchcock
  2. 2. General facts • Born 13th August 1899, London. • Died 29th April 1980, Los Angeles, California. • English Film maker and producer. • Directed more than 50 feature films in his career. • Directed his first film in 1925. • Known as the greatest British film maker. • Successful career in United Kingdom, then moved to Hollywood and became an American citizen in 1956. • Received American film institutes life achievement in 1979. • Named ‘The master of Suspense’.
  3. 3. • Psycho • The Birds • North by Northwest • The 39 steps • Notorious • Stranger on a train • Rear Window • Vertigo • To catch a thief • Dial M for murder Successful Thriller Films
  4. 4. ‘The Master of Suspense’ • Devoted thriller director. • Used many different techniques to create realism. • His films included unexpected endings, violence, murder and crime. • He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear or empathy. • The use of camera made to move in a way that mimics a persons gaze.
  5. 5. Cameo Appearances • Hitchcock made cameo appearance in 39 of his 52 major films. • He would appear in his films for a brief moment; boarding a bus, crossing in front of a building, standing in an apartment across the courtyard, or even appearing in a newspaper photograph. • His cameo appearances soon became Hitchcock's signatures, as fans would try to spot him in his cameos.
  6. 6. Cameo Appearances • Hitchcock made cameo appearance in 39 of his 52 major films. • He would appear in his films for a brief moment; boarding a bus, crossing in front of a building, standing in an apartment across the courtyard, or even appearing in a newspaper photograph. • His cameo appearances soon became Hitchcock's signatures, as fans would try to spot him in his cameos.

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