Alfred Hitchcock was a master of cinematic horror, but the revered director made one film that disturbed even himself – a documentary about the Nazi war atrocities discovered after the British liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Hitch wasn’t on location for that one, but was tasked with taking footage shot in the aftermath of camp liberations and turning it into a documentary –… Continue reading Now You Can Watch Alfred Hitchcock's Unseen Holocaust Documentary, 'Memory of the Camps'
Taking on a Hitchcock title borders on cinematic heresy for many. Yet the new version of “The Lady Vanishes” is not trying to remake the master’s 1938 version.
Airing Sunday on PBS (check local listings), “The Lady Vanishes: Masterpiece Mystery!” hews closer to the novel than the film, but the basic story is the same. It’s a film shot rich with ambers and shadows, perfect for… Continue reading 'The Lady Vanishes': Alfred Hitchcock classic gets the 'Masterpiece Mystery' treatment
At least it isn’t “Psycho” “Rear Window.” According to Variety, DreamWorks has begun plans to remake the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rebecca” with “History of Violence” screenwriter Steven Knight.
Knight — Oscar nominated for writing “Dirty Pretty Things” in 2002, and also responsible for the David Cronenberg film “Eastern Promises” — will apparently go back to the Daphne DuMaurier source novel for his adaptation, and not work directly off Hitchcock’s moody thriller.
The… Continue reading 'Rebecca' Remake: Alfred Hitchcock's Only Oscar Winner Gets Re-Commissioned By DreamWorks