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A Supposed Lie Detector

Alfred Hitchcock at La Bocca della Verità (The Mouth of Truth) in Rome


La Bocca della Verità is an image, carved from Pavonazzo marble, of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. 210 more words

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When I Have Fears

Alfred Hitchcock photographed by Irving Penn


“When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,
Before high-piled books, in charactery, 95 more words

Photography

Dial M for Murder

It might be easy to plan the perfect murder, but actually doing it is something else entirely.  That is the theme of Dial M for Murder… 723 more words

Movie Reviews

Levels of Suspense

Out of the many prominent motifs Alfred Hitchcock uses in his films, staircases are the key to understanding his view of the world. Coming from a lower-middle class family himself, Hitchcock uses stairs to indicate differences in societal class. 263 more words

Photography

Tackled by So Many Lions and Tigers

“I had to have help getting up these stairs because I’ve been tackled by so many lions and tigers. Really. I’m like an old football player.” 18 more words

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith

This 1941 “screwball comedy” was the first of two comedies that Alfred Hitchcock directed during his long and distinguished career, the other being the black comedy, “The Trouble with Harry.”  The script, by Academy Award winning screenwriter Norman Krasna, found its way to Carole Lombard, the actress who actually gave the name “screwball” to this kind of comedy, and she backed the project.  769 more words

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