Full name: Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock Born: August 13th 1899, in London, UK Occupation: Director, Producer, TelevisionPersonality and Screenwriter Studied at St. Ignatius College, University of London He studied engineering and was soon working forHenleys as a draftsman/advertising designer In 1920, Hitchcock entered the film industry and soonbecame an assistant director. He died in 1982
Hitchcock has made many famous films such as‘Psycho’ , ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marine’ He is famous for his representations of violence andthriller throughout all his films But also his understanding of complex psychologicalcharacters The shower scene from the film Psycho is an iconicattribute of Hitchcock’s work
In 1925, Hitchcock directed his first film ‘Blackmail’ The film was said to be the first talkie in the 1930s. He began directing other films such as ‘The Man WhoKnew Too Much’ and ‘The 39 Steps’
Hitchcock leftEngland in 1939.The first film hemade in Englandwas ‘Rebecca’Which won himan AcademyAward for bestpicture.He won otherawards such asan AcademyFellowship atthe BAFTAs in1971He won a LifeAchievementAward at theAmerican FilmInstituteHe was nominatedat the Oscars forBest director ofthe film ‘Pyscho’He receivedAmerican FilmInstitutesLifetimeAchievementAward after hisdeath
Recognition towards Britain and its rapid growth inthe film industry Hitchcocks individual style and storytelling managedto grab the attention of many His original storylines His success at awards ceremonies
The Birds is a 1963 suspense/horror filmdirected and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,Screenplay by Evan HunterIt was based on book ‘The Birds’ by DaphneDu MaurierStarring Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, SuzannePleshette and Tippi HedrenThe film was distributed by UniversalPictures
The special effects shots of the attacking birds weredone at Walt Disney Studios by animator/technicianUb Iwerks, who used the sodium vapour process ("yellow screen")which he had helped to develop. Hitchcock decided to do make use of sound effects thenhave a musical score Mixtur-Trautonium was used to create someof the bird sounds for the film
It was nominated for anAcademy Awards for Bestspecial EffectsThe film received a GoldenGlobe for New Star of theYear actress in 1964Tippi Hedren received aPhotoplay Award for MostPromising Newcomer.The film was ranked #1 ofthe top ten foreign filmsselected by the Bengal FilmJournalists’ AssociationAwardsHitchcock also received theAssociations DirectorAward for the filmThe American FilmInstitute rated the film asthe seventh greatest thrillerand Bravo awarded the film96th on their "The 100Scariest Movie Moments.