Thursday Mar 6
British grand guignol
Fans of two films that stand near the top of the long list of British supernatural thrillers, Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now and multi-director shocker Dead Of Night were poorly served on DVD.
The Lady Vanishes
In 1938, Alfred Hitchcock so impressed American producer David O. Selznick with The Lady Vanishes , his comic mystery adaptation of Ethel Lina White's 1936 novel, The Wheel Spins , that Selznick brought Hitchcock to Hollywood to work for him, which would eventually solidify Hitchcock's reputation as one of the all-time great directors.
Movie's Better VIII: The Lady Vanishes
Back again for another adaptation argument! This one conveniently coincides with The Evergreen Branch Library's screening and discussion of our latest installment in the Dial H for Hitchcock series, The Lady Vanishes , this Wednesday at 1:30.
New York Post
Hitchcocka s a Foreign Correspondenta now on Blu-ray
Alfred Hitchcock's Hollywood career started with a bang: his first two films on this side of the Atlantic - "Rebecca" and "Foreign Correspondent" - were both nominated for Oscar's Best Picture in a field of 10, and "Rebecca" won Despite some obvious Hitchcock touches, the gothic romance "Rebecca" is less typical of the director's ouevre than that ... (more)
the DVD Shelf: Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood"
This month's column focuses on Alfred Hitchcock's early World War II thriller "Foreign Correspondent" and "Throne of Blood," Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Macbeth .
Too scary for words
If there is one filmmaker everyone loves, from lowbrows to the most demanding cinema snobs, it's Alfred Hitchcock.