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Thursday, May 5, 2011

hitchcock: the master of mystery

a lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
-alfred hitchcock

on august 13, 1899 in leytonstone, london, england, alfred joseph hitchcock-often referred to as "the master of mystery"- was born. as said by britain’s the daily telegraph, “unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. his flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.” and i couldn't have said it better myself.

the very first film of his i saw was
psycho many, many years ago...and my hitchcock obsession took off from there.

my favorites
1. north by northwest


2.
vertigo


3.
psycho


4.
to catch a thief

5. notorious