From August 2 through September 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago presents “Hitchcock: Early, Rare, and Classic,” a series of ten programs with an emphasis on overlooked and rarely shown films from the master’s early British period. 529 more words
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Psycho, undoubtedly one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films, is gripping for its shift in storyline, also for its cutting techniques (specifically, the shower scene). The film takes the audience for a cinematic ride, which was unique in 1960 for the first time viewer. 543 more words
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“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… I came upon it suddenly; the approach masked by the unnatural growth of a vast shrub that spread in all directions… There was Manderley, our Manderley, secretive and silent as it had always been, the gray stone shining in the moonlight of my dream, the mullioned windows reflecting the green lawns and terrace.