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Alfred Hitchcock

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.

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'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 ...

Ghosts

Tony Woodcock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Woodcock

Why do we love terrifying ourselves? I am sure we've all experienced those spine-tingling moments as a child telling the most frightening stories late at night when parents are asleep.

Hitchcock's Crew Reveals the True Hitch Behind the Movie

Tony Lee Moral | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Lee Moral

The focus now is on Alfred Hitchcock more than ever. Some of his closest colleagues who worked with him during the making of Psycho, have spoken out about his portrayal for a new book.

Hitchcock's Co-workers Defend the Director Against The Girl

Tony Lee Moral | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Lee Moral

Why, for example, would Hitchcock offer Tippi the coveted part of Marnie on June 7, 1962, during filming of the sand dune scene, only to deliberately attempt to physically harm her (as depicted in the drama) by smashing the glass telephone booth, which was filmed on June 12 -- only a few days later?

Hitchcock Will Live on Word of Mouth

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren take what could have been an ordinary film and elevate it to the status of one of the year's best. Hitchcock would be proud.

WATCH: 'Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.07.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Tippi Hedren, best known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films "The Birds" and "Marnie," told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff Friday t...

Lady Gaga: An Avatar for Our Times?

Gillian Schutte | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Gillian Schutte

Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

The Most Influential Scene Ever?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — For his first professional acting job, a 22-year-old Anthony Hopkins took a train from South Wales to Manchester. With time to kill o...

Movie Review: Hitchcock

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sacha Gervasi's film, from a script by John J. McLaughlin (and based on a book by Stephen Rebello), is fun in all the ways that The Girl was not.

DVDs: And the Winner Is... Alfred Hitchcock by a Landslide!

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here's one poll you can trust: whenever film buffs vote on the best directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock will score highly. If you're looking for a distraction on Election Day until the results are in, check out my reviews of a new boxed set of Hitch and other releases.

Hitchcock Adds Suspense to the Oscars Race

Tom O'Neil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

This Hitchcock is so well made, so much fun and so suspenseful that it would make the original Hitchcock proud.