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Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dies

AP | BOB THOMAS and HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.16.2013 | Celebrity

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebe...

The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance.

Your Cheatin' Heart

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some men are luckier in life than in love. Whether they become top athletes, matinee idols, or wartime heroes, their trust in the goodness of people makes them loyal to a fault.

First Nighter: In London With "Strangers on a Train," "Arturo Ui," "Barking in Essex"

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Perhaps it has everything to do with what you choose to see, but right now in London there's a strong sense of déjà vu--a sizable helping of...

William Devane Respects the Text

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody parts best described as "Ivy League menace," Devane hasn't stopped working since making his film debut in 1967.

Joshua Gersen Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Screenings of Hitchcock Classics

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"It's just me and the clock. It's up to me to keep the pulse going. The musicians don't know how far off or ahead they may be at any given time. The burden is on the conductor to make sure everything is lining up correctly."

Music to Murder By: San Francisco Symphony Screens Hitchcock

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Hailed as a master of suspense, Hitchcock was also a master in the use of music. The celebrated director knew music could convey emotion in ways images could not.

Organist Todd Wilson Plays The Lodger (1927) at Davies Symphony Hall, Halloween Night

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Keeping up with its very popular Halloween tradition, San Francisco Symphony presents Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent screen thriller, The Lodger, Thursday, October 31.

Large Appliance Attacks on Directors: Michael Bay Just the Latest

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.

Lights, Camera, Music!

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.

Shyboy's Water on Mars Is the Debut Pop Album of 2013

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Nick Drake, Alan Parsons Project and M83 spawned a child raised on a healthy diet of Prince, Alfred Hitchcock, and classic science fiction films, it would be something resembling Shyboy.

Iconic Scary Movie Home Turns Out To Be Haunted For Real

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's safe to say some of the scariest scenes from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" took place at the Potter School House in California. But we bet you d...

First NIghter: Basil Twist in Manhattan, IPA in Brooklyn

David Finkle | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Anyone looking around New York City for something to do this weekend might want to check out the Japan Society in Manhattan and/or the Brooklyn Museum...

That Face

Ken Fallin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I have been very busy getting new drawings ready for my first one man show in New York: That Face, The art of Ken Fallin, Broadway, Hollywood, and Wall Street.

LOOK: Guess Who Fell Victim To Beatlemania Just Like The Rest Of Us

Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

We'll give you three guesses on who this bewigged superstar is. If you guessed Moe Howard, you've only got two stabs left. The answer: Alfred...

A Video Of Alfred Hitchcock Defining Happiness On His 114th Birthday

Posted 08.13.2013 | Good News

For someone known to terrify people, Alfred Hitchcock's mellow, wondrous definition of happiness has us pleasantly surprised. Hitchcock would've be...

Dial B for Birthday

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jack Meyer

August 13 marks the birthday of virtuoso director, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. To honor Mr. Hitchcock, the man who inspired my adoration of film, I would like to recount my peculiar relationship with the Master of Suspense.

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.