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An Interesting New Way To Watch PSYCHO

Here’s an unexpected little treat. Director Stephen Soderbergh has done something incredibly cool. He took Alfred Hitchcock’s amazing original and spliced it together with the Gus Van Zant remake and created something that is oddly mesmerizing. He calls it PSYCHOS and and it’s available to watch for free by heading on over to Mr. Soderbergh’s website. You can do that ...

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Key Genre Films 1960s

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Throughout the sixties, Hammer studios continued with their blood-and-thunder remakes, including The Curse Of The Werewolf (1960), The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll (1960), The Brides Of Dracula (1960), The Phantom Of The Opera (1962), Kiss Of The Vampire (1964), The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964) and Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966). Hammer also delved into other aspects of fantasy over ...

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Blackmail (1992): Sometimes a Cigar is a Hitch(cocktail)

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail marked the first time, in British cinematic history, that sound was used for an entire feature film. The infamous American musical The Jazz Singer (1927) has been cited as the first film to use dialogue; however, Al Jolson’s notorious film barely passes as a “talkie” as it incorporated only a “few” lines of dialogue. When considering the inability to ...

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Triangles and Freedom in Hitchcock’s Lodger

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Tippi Hedren. Janet Leigh. Grace Kelly. Eva Marie Saint. Kim Novak. Alfred Hitchcock’s consistent casting of platinum blondes has painted a target on his infamously rotund figure for being a misogynistic director hampered by an obvious fetish. His casting of the beautiful blonde – who he found to be at their most alluring when they were least clothed – led to a motif in the ...

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