HITCHCOCKED!

Published September 10, 2008

I’ve written at length on this site about my passion for the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Most recently about Psycho and Notorious. To those young readers who are unfamiliar with the movies of this undisputed Master of Suspense, I offer the following primer: HITCHCOCKED!

Produced in 2006 by Starz, this documentary packs a bevy of fascinating info into its all-too-brief 25-minute running time. Fillmmakers as diverse as Larry Cohen, Keith Gordon, Joe Dante, Carl Franklin, Ernest Dickerson and Sean Cunningham comment gleefully on how this British genius influenced not only their films, but the entire cinematic landscape of the last fifty years
Alfred Hitchcock
If you are a Hitchcock buff, you are sure to enjoy this program.

If you are a newbie, this is a great way to start learning about, arguably, the greatest filmmaker of all time. After you’re done, go out and rent … no, go out and buy the Hitchcock starter kit: Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rear Window and North by Northwest. You can thank me later.


HITCHCOCKED! part 1




HITCHCOCKED! part 2




HITCHCOCKED! part 3




Interested in other filmmakers heavily influenced by Hitch?
See Brian DePalma, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg.