Alfred Hitchcock Essays

  • Alfred Hitchcock Feminism

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    A Hitchcockian Twist: Males Fighting Patriarchy, Females Reinforcing It Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most recognized directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood for his suspenseful and meticulously designed films. Although Hitchcock experimented with a few bold camera movements, the majority of his films followed the Hollywood style known for its seamless camera techniques aiming to depict reality. The reality shown on screen is limited to the perspective of a single protagonist, since the narrative

  • The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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    The films of Alfred Hitchcock, as even the most casual cinephile knows, manage to blend the comic, romantic, tragic, and political, all with a captivating thriller plot. The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, two works from the 1930s, are no exception. In the former, a Canadian man is charged with the task of carrying a secret into Scotland while on the run from the police; in the latter, an older woman disappears, leaving a bewildered young lady who uncovers a foreign spy ring while trying to find

  • Alfred Hitchcock As An Auteur

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    Some directors like John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton are all well known artistic directors. Each having their own specific style, an example of this would be Alfred Hitchcock, and his style is Horror, he however not only uses his well-known genre, but also includes his individual personality in his work. These directors who have their own distinctive identification are known as auteurs. Auteurs all have a specific style when it comes to creating their films, just like an artist or a musician

  • Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock As a cinematographer, I see Alfred Hitchcock as one of the most influential people in the history of the silver screen. My synopsis of his films, however, will be through the eyes of a young man that has witnessed tragedy. I could sit and rant and rave about how Hitchcock was a great director, his films were awesome, etc., but I’ll spare you of that. I would much rather discuss the attack, but since I must write this paper about his cinema work, I’ll try and compare the two movies

  • A Brief Biography Of Alfred Hitchcock

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    mysterious director, Alfred Hitchcock, played a huge part in establishing his and others’ masterpieces as an art. Born on August 13th, 1899, Hitchcock’s family was a lower class Roman Catholic family who attended church regularly. His parents were greengrocers, William and Emma Hitchcock. A strict man, William once told a five year old Albert to go to the police station with a note from his father after some mischief making. Upon reading the note, a sergeant put young Alfred in a cell and left him

  • The Many Mothers of Alfred Hitchcock

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    When looking at the works of Alfred Hitchcock there are many recurring themes. Wrong man, classic Hitchcock villains, and the use of staircases are just three of the many attributes you see when watching a Hitchcock film. My favorite, however, would have to be Hitchcock’s portrayal of the mother. Whether she is there for comic relief as we see in Shadow of a Doubt, or as the root of all evil as you see in Strangers on a Train and Notorious, the mothers he creates are far from ordinary. Either their

  • Alfred Hitchcock Psychology Essay

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    Alfred Hitchcock, the incredible director who brilliantly integrated sex, humor and suspense in his movies passed away over three decades ago. Despite the thirty years since his death, the legacy of films he made continues. His work has influenced many of the great directors today, and inspired the foundation of the spin off television series Bates Motel. To better interpret the films he created, it is essential to understand the creator of them and examine how his past life traumas and deep inner-thoughts

  • Alfred Hitchcock Psychology Essay

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    Everybody knows Alfred Hitchcock is the master of suspense and is known for inciting fear in the hearts of his audience. His multiple, fast cuts directs his audience to what he wants them to see and feel. Close-ups of the actors faces clearly shows what the characters are feeling and forces the audience to feel the same emotions. With all his expert directing skills, is there any meaning behind what he chooses to portray in his films or is it all for show? Could there be a deeper meaning to his films

  • Theme Of Voyeurism In Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock is known by many as one of the most defining and influential filmmakers of the horror genre. With innovative techniques and (at times) radical themes, Hitchcock has kept audiences captivated for decades. His movies are known for their remarkable camera work, suspenseful music, and ingenious plot. Each movie of his utilizes similar techniques and themes but yield vastly different and entrancing stories. One of the most recognizable motifs in Hitchcock’s work is the concept of the

  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense

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    “The Master of Suspense” Alfred “Hitch” Hitchcock was a fantastic movie director and lived an interesting life. Alfred Hitchcock was born in London, England, on the day of August 13,1899 and died on April 29,1980. Hitchcock was a relatively quiet person since childhood, and to show his discipline his father had him arrested at the age of five and put him in a jail cell for five minutes. After this moment Hitchcock developed an interest in guilt, this interest was developed further during his time

  • Alfred Hitchcock Film Analysis

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    go and given us a scare here and there. Yet one that remains unrivaled and unequal is a famous director, Alfred Hitchcock. Born in England, this English director is considered one of the most distinguished directors in the history of film. Hitchcock has won two Golden Globes, eight Laurel Awards and five lifetime achievements awards. As book writer Michael Barson notes on Sir Alfred Hitchcock, English born director, “His ability to convincedly evoke human menace, subterfuge, and fear gave his psychological

  • Theme Of Voyeurism In Alfred Hitchcock

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    Film Essay: Hitchcock In the hundred or so years of cinema, there have been many significant figures behind the camera of the films audiences have enjoyed, though there has been a select few that are considered “auteurs.” One of the most famous of auteurs in film history is the great Alfred Hitchcock, who is most identified with the use of suspense in his films, while also being notorious for the themes of voyeurism, the banality of evil, and obsession. In both the films we watched in class, Psycho

  • North by Northwest, by Alfred Hitchcock

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s film North by Northwest (1959) is famed as a classic man-on-the-run thriller, following protagonist Roger Thornhill as he flees across state lines in a mad dash to save his life and unravel the mystery to his extraordinary predicament. However, mid-way through the film Thornhill’s quandary is further complicated by the introduction of Eve Kendall, a beautiful yet mysterious woman he encounters on a train during his escape from the authorities and people trying to kill him. During

  • Alfred Hitchcock Rear Window

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    Specifically, the 1925 painting House by the Railroad, is suggestive of numerous movies, including Giant (George Stevens, 1956), Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978), and in Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Hitchcock openly recognized the impact of the canvas on his configuration of the house. On a simple compositional note, both are strangely comparable Victorians with a tall primary tower and little patio out front. Consider likewise, the Hopper

  • Rear Window, by Alfred Hitchcock

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    movie, Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock uses the story of a cripple free lance photographer, Jeff Jeffries, to explain the twisted sense of society in the 1950’s. Hitchcock uses clever things from the way the apartments are being filmed to the dialogue between Jeffries, Lisa, and Stella to show societies interest in pain, tragedy, and discomfort, and in the end you see how tragedy is what makes everyone happy. From the very beginning of Rear Window we encounter scenes where Hitchcock shows Stella being

  • Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Essay

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    The film The Birds (1963), by Alfred Hitchcock, is a brilliant illustration of a horror film. The strategy of a horror film is to ensure that the audience will experience some type of suspense or terror. The use of the horror genre would be an appropriate method to present The Birds. True to the horror genre, the use of cinematography and sound were put to effective use for design of fear. Hitchcock uses a varied selection of camerawork to capture the fear and suspense which unfolds the subsequent

  • Alfred Hitchcock´s America Analysis

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    I. Identification A. Book Citation Pomerance, Murray. Alfred Hitchcock's America. Somerset, NJ: Polity, 2013. Print. B. Author Information The author of Alfred Hitchcock’s America, Murray Pomerance was born in Hamilton, Canada. He grew up there with a budding fascination for film. He went on to study at the University of Michigan were he gained a BA in sociology (Ryerson 2013). Murray Pomerance is currently a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and he has taught courses dealing with

  • Studying Four Films by Alfred Hitchcock

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    Films by Alfred Hitchcock In this piece of media coursework, I will study four films, which were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. These films are called "North by Northwest", "Vertigo", "Psycho" and "The 39 Steps". I will explain what the films are about and explain how the three films start. I will also explain how the three film titles are written and the colours of the films. Alfred Hitchcock was born in 1899 in England and he died in 1980 in America. His full name was Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

  • Film Analysis of Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock

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    Film Analysis of Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Psycho’ was first released in 1960. The film starred two key characters, who were; Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane. The film is set in Phoenix, Arizona, but it mainly set in a small motel called the Bates Motel. The genre of the film Psycho is a horror/thriller. This type of film added to the success of it, as it won a few Oscars, including Best Actor. There was also a sequel made in 1999

  • Alfred Hitchcock Blue Velvet Analysis

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    directors incorporated the general desire and scandal of watching, specifically voyeuristic male gazes on women, to combine the audience's desire to watch with the desire of the characters watching within the film. This essay will focus on directors Alfred Hitchcock with his movie Psycho (1960) and David Lynch with Blue Velvet (1986) on their use of different filmography techniques within the films to give the audience further insight into the psyche of the male characters and blur the lines between lust