I have chosen to analyze Rebecca in terms of Hitchcock's use of genre and how it contributes to, complicates or takes away from the film.
The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.
In Alfred Hitchcock’s short "Bang! You’re Dead," a boy holds a partially loaded gun, completely unaware of its capabilities. A group of Canadian researchers using the film in a study found that life has a way of imitating art.
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" opens Aug. 8. "The Madness of King George" (1994) "I love costumes. I adore costumes. I’m so jealous
Under the expert curatorial guidance of Ed Budz, the Thalia theater at Symphony Space is offering a remarkable cinematic series this summer. Appropriately if prosaically titled Classics in HD, it includes some of the most memorable films in 20th century film history.
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 is two things that I despise: It pointlessly rewrites history to give us conformist, pandering character arcs for the sake of 'playing to the masses' and it also takes what should be an adult film and plays it to the level of young children.
This week, depending on where you live, you could spend time with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for elaborate death traps in The Collection, or with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for weeding out who's been naughty and who's been nice in the Xmas-themed Silent Night.
Ever since Jessica Biel made the decision to get married, what she gained in having Justin Timberlake as a husband she lost