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Alfred Hitchcock

'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.

Liberation from the Concentration Camps: Rare Footage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the genius of Gertten's documentary: That he takes the footage and plays it in slow motion, so we see each nuance of each facial expression, and we become intimate with the survivors. In the beginning of the film, all the faces in the crowd are anonymous. By the end, we know them.

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

Vera Farmiga: Why Norma Bates Is One of the Most Challenging Roles She's Played

Greg Archer | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

By the looks of it, Season 3 goes psychologically deeper and even more unsettling as it continues to chronicle the emotionally troubling relationship between Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her intense son Norman (Freddie Highmore). Here, Farmiga opens up about the iconic role and the road ahead in Season 3.

The Big Smooch: Start the New Year With a Movie Kiss

Devra Maza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

It's the chance to kiss on a turning point as the magical minute marks both happy endings and new beginnings with a brush of the lips. That kiss can be consequential. It can be a movie kiss.

The Adaptation Game: Playing with Fifty Shades of Sex for Film

Devra Maza | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Sex beckons. It sells books and films, and this Valentine's Day it'll sell both. As Fifty Shades of Grey makes the leap from page to screen, the biggest question has been "how will they do the sex scenes?"

3 Films, 70 Years and Still Holocaust Denial

Jane Wells | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Jane Wells

With the persistence of Holocaust denial comes a renewed need for accurate documentation. As a social justice filmmaker I battle daily to tell the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity in an honest and believable way.

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Halloween Means...Movies

Mary Dalton | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

Where I'm from, Halloween means cool nights, brilliant foliage and crisp apples, but everywhere it means scary movies. Lately, I've been thinking about my scariest viewing experiences.

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The Lady Vanishes (1938) is an essay in foreign affairs, whose lessons are as applicable today as they were at the time of the film's creation.

This 'Eyes Of Hitchcock' Supercut Will Haunt Your Dreams For Days

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

Eyes of Hitchcock from Criterion Collection on Vimeo. If you're craving all the expertly crafted suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock film but don't ha...

The Michael Madsen You've Never Met

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Who is Michael Madsen? The badass in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, or Kill Bill? Let me tell you about the Michael Madsen I spoke with -- a man who is more than the sum of the parts we see him portray on the screen.

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.

Silent Noir, Holy Noir

George Heymont | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival has finished and some moments of reflection are in order. In recent years, the musical elements of the festival have become almost as important as the films being screened.

Hitchcock at the Hollywood Bowl

Patricia Rust | Posted 11.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Patricia Rust

Imagine the eek, eek, and eek, of Psycho on the giant screens with live music under the stars in the Hollywood Hills.

19 Rare Hitchcock Movies You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

Legendary film filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was born 115 years ago, on Aug. 13, 1899. The Master of Suspense died in 1980, but he left behind an outstan...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cindy Sherman: Looking at One Untitled Film Still

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.

Cinematic Ukraine: Getting Ready for the 5th Odessa International Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

There is no better time for a film festival in Ukraine, even if it would appear to be during such a volatile moment in the country's history.

Bits, Pieces and MacGuffins -- The Making of a Thriller, Part I

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Bill DeSmedt

Nowadays, we have come to expect thrillers where we do care about the device that drives the plot -- not least because said device represents a credible threat to our nation, our way of life, or, best of all, our whole world.

Stage Door: The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

A genius at visual literacy, the Hitchcock we meet in The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock, now at 59E59 Theaters, is tormented by dark fantasies and plagued by obesity. It may be overly reductive to assign cause and effect in life to art, though artistic obsessions do draw, sometimes significantly, on personal experiences.

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Sometimes a Hitchcock Is Just a Hitchcock: The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock at 59E59 Theaters

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Sitting in the theatre is actually a sort of trivia game for super-fans, as trying to catch the allusions and jokes in the script is a great deal of fun. If you know nothing about Hitch, I think you can still have a fun time, though prior knowledge is definitely to your benefit here.