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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.
Violinist Israel Baker, who helped score films such as “Psycho” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” died on Christmas Day at the age of 92.
As the Los Angeles Times points out, Baker was best known for his work in the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” The musician was the lead violinists on the legendary score, that’s been ranked alongside ‘Jaws’ as one of the… Continue reading Israel Baker Dead: Violinist for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' Score Dies at 92 (VIDEO)