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Alfred Hitchcock

Karen Black: 1939-2013

Alex Simon | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Black was alternately eccentric, passionate, grounded and fascinating during our chat, her obvious intelligence shining through the entire proceedings. She remains one of my favorite conversations during nearly twenty years of doing interviews.

'Psycho' Anniversary Recalls Worst Movie Remakes Ever

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment

On April 16, 1960, the dawn of modern-day horror films was ushered in with the New York premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's now-iconic "Psycho." The story ...

Rare Alfred Hitchcock Films Debut in San Francisco

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 08.11.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Today, when we think of Alfred Hitchcock, the films that come to mind are his taut thrillers and stories of suspense from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Eight Decades Behind The Scenes

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

We love the magic of the cinema as much as the next person, but sometimes it's more fun to see what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling. Candi...

20 Eerie TV Shows That Made Our Skin Crawl

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

Ah, the swamp. Home to marshland, moss-covered trees... and murder. Premiering Tuesday, June 4 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery, Swamp Murders l...

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Do Not Miss The Eye Which We Do Not Have

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Everything that crosses the boundary from ordinary life to the universe of Brehm's stage is examined and animated. Animate things on her stage are not characters alone, or objects alone, but the qualities of things as well: space, perspective, light, size, rate.

Happy Birthday Saul Bass!

Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

When you embark on your morning internet queries today you may notice the option to press play where the traditional Google symbol usually lies. That ...

Martin Landau: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Every now and then, we pause in awe of the people we've had the opportunity to spend time with. Doug Trumbull, John Kricfalusi, and Paul Verhoeven in ...

What Dali Created For Hitchcock

Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

Haven't yet heard of the Alfred Hitchcock psycho-thriller, "Spellbound"? Well, this interesting fact might give you reason to watch the 1945 Hollywood...

The Mistake I Didn't Make With My Kids

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

One time in grade school, as our substitute teacher read through the attendance list, he paused, laughed out loud, and then read my name. That sort of stuff stays with you.

ReThink Review: Trance -- Heist With a Twist

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Trance isn't out to save the world, but it's nice to see a solid little piece of entertainment that has a fun time mashing up genres, going against conventions, and keeping you guessing.

The Mysterious Enduring Appeal of Grace Patricia Kelly

Gina McKinnon | Posted 06.01.2013 | Style
Gina McKinnon

It all began during my teenage years. I was gawky, shy (something I shared with the teenaged Grace Kelly, I would later learn) and, being something of a loner, I spent my weekends watching old black and white movies screened on Saturday afternoon TV.

Happy Birthday: Hitchcock's The Birds Turns 50

Tony Lee Moral | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Lee Moral

When The Birds had it's world premiere at the RKO Palace in New York on March 28, 1963, it proved to be Alfred Hitchcock's most modern, avant-garde and frightening film.

Laura Prudom

'Bates Motel' Producers On Bringing A 'Psycho' Prequel To TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.18.2013 | TV

A&E's "Bates Motel," from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, premieres at 10 p.m. ET on March 18, and prospective viewers would be forg...

'Lost' Producer Returns With Horror Prequel 'Bates Motel'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.13.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Everything that makes "Bates" more attractive from a marketing standpoint makes it less interesting from a dramatic perspective.

Drawing Surrealism

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.

The Power of the Purse: Marnie

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Who cares so much about a damn handbag? Women do. And not just for fashion, as Hitchcock so astutely noticed, but for what Kier also so astutely pointed out. Organization. Organization in that chaotic organ that will spill out of your satchel in messy, sticky, dysfunctional passionate disarray.

Skip SXSW and Rent North By Northwest: What Classic Film Teaches Us About Social Media

April Rudin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

SXSW has become little more than a cultish gathering of the masses with few true influencers in the marketing arena.

Bates Motel Puts a New Twist on a Classic

Shannon O'Connor | Posted 05.11.2013 | TV
Shannon O'Connor

Forty-three years after Alfred Hitchcock's cinema-changing film Psycho hit theaters for the first time, A&E debuts its new series Bates Motel, which digs deeper and expands on the unusual relationship between Norman Bates and his mother.

Learning From the Masters

George Heymont | Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

If you want to see an example of creativity as "intelligence having fun," watch the opening sequence from 1920's The Scarecrow as the 5'6" Buster Keaton and 6'3" Joe Roberts sit down to one of the most elaborately choreographed breakfasts you will ever see in your life.

Movie Review: Stoker

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chan-wook Park's Stoker is audaciously, in-your-face creepy and exhilarating in a way few films have been since David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Because it's not just the creepiness -- but the way Park gets you involved in his world so that you can't look away.

Movie Reviews: Red Flag, Rubberneck

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alex Karpovsky actually has two films out the same day: Red Flag and Rubberneck. They also happen to be surprising and compelling, in very separate ways.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Birds

Dan Persons | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new genre release in the theaters, the Spotlight gang takes a 50th anniversary look at Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic of nature in revolt (and psycho-sexual tension), The Birds.

My Strange Homage to Hitchcock

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Thanks to a particularly harsh flu season this year and a new window seat I purchased for my NYC apartment, I've been spending a lot of time snuggled ...