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454,000 attend New York's Tribeca Film Festival

454,000 attend New York's Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) --Nearly a half-million people attended New York City's Tribeca Film Festival and street fair, one of the festival's highest turnouts, organizers said Monday.

British Film Institute: Teach Hitchcock as well as Shakespeare

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- A former BBC official says British schools should teach filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock as well as Shakespeare because film is the "major means of communication."

Budget squawking in D.C.

"It's going to be a rough evening -- everybody saying a lot of pleasant things to each other."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
'Hitchcock' star Jessica Biel says it's hard to balance fame, privacy

'Hitchcock' star Jessica Biel says it's hard to balance fame, privacy

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Jessica Biel says she understands why Vera Miles didn't want to speak to her as she prepared to play the retired Hollywood film icon in "Hitchcock."
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'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

'Hitchcock' to open AFI Festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins as iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, is to open this fall's AFI Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
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'Vertigo' tops best movie list

'Vertigo' tops best movie list

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The best film of all time is Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller "Vertigo," a poll conducted by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine suggested.
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A&E orders 'Bates Motel' series

A&E orders 'Bates Motel' series

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A&E Network says it has ordered a series called "Bates Motel," based on the 1960 Hollywood film classic "Psycho."
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'Green Acres' star Frank Cady dead at 96

'Green Acres' star Frank Cady dead at 96

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- "Green Acres," "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction" supporting player Frank Cady died at home in Wilsonville, Ore., his family said. He was 96.
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Actress Patricia Medina dead at 92

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- British-born actress Patricia Medina has died of natural causes in Los Angeles, a close friend told the Los Angeles Times. She was 92.
Kim Novak to be honored at TCM film fest

Kim Novak to be honored at TCM film fest

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Kim Novak is to be honored at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, organizers said Tuesday.
Hopkins, Mirren to star in 'Making of Psycho'

Hopkins, Mirren to star in 'Making of Psycho'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johannson have joined the cast of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Alfred Hitchcock
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen, while remaining a British subject.

Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "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." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

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