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Voyeurism in Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock was fascinated by voyeurism, and it was a recurring theme in his films throughout his career. This is often characterised by having both his characters and his audiences repeatedly peer in through windows. 395 more words

Film

Number 17 (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932)

The opening of Number 17, the last film Hitchcock made for the Associated British Picture Corporation, features “a delirium of continuity” (to quote Jonathan Rosenbaum) and  a montage of chilled imagery, fluid camera movement and unsettling effects that recalls comparable sequences in the films of Murnau. 252 more words

Cinema

Daily Prompt: Grey

Grey birds painted on the side of a white building, Leytonstone High Road, East London…

And linked to the reason behind the painted birds above, here is a beautifully-toned multiple-shades-of-grey street art/ grafitti image of local boy Alfred Hitchcock painted onto a rendered wall on a side street just off Leytonstone High Road, East London. 31 more words

Photography

Robert Bloch and Inside Psycho

Last week brought the final episode of the six part podcast series Inside Psycho. I had been stockpiling them since the first episode released and then listened to them all over a few days’ time. 350 more words

Books

A Farewell to Bates Motel

Tonight marks the end of A&E’s surprise hit Bates Motel, a show that upon announcement may not have sounded like a great idea (didn’t we already learn that you shouldn’t remake… 950 more words

Commentary

Obsession (1976)

Brian De Palma’s Obsession is his ode to Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It concerns a man’s relentless preoccupation with the memory of his deceased wife and his subsequent attempts to recapture that forever lost relationship with a different woman. 755 more words

Film