Alfred Hitchcock

Standard Name: Hitchcock, Alfred


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Friends, Associates Clemence Dane
Among CD 's many friends were Sybil Thorndike , Lewis Casson , Noël Coward , and Alfred Hitchcock . Coward valued her friendship and her perceptive criticism of his work very highly, and used her...
Intertextuality and Influence Helen Oyeyemi
The novel's central trope is mirrors, which function to explore identity, beauty, and the perception of oneself and others. Besides the Snow White tale, the novel remediates African folk tales about Anansi, who takes the...
Literary responses Ruth Rendell
Los Angeles Times Book Review critic Charles Champlin found this novel cleverly plotted, and suggested that Alfred Hitchcock might have appreciated the way RR knots the various strands of her story.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.
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Occupation Bryony Lavery
In Writing with Actors, BL has passed a vote of thanks to her collaborators in theatre group workshops for providing everything from an entire plot to tiny detail: Alfred Hitchcock said that actors were...
Author summary Daphne Du Maurier
DDM , who published throughout the middle years of the twentieth century, was primarily a novelist, though she wrote non-fiction—biography, plays, and screenplays—as well. Her work was adapted into film and television by such esteemed...
Reception Marie Belloc Lowndes
This was one of the two books by MBL which was recommended to Ernest Hemingway by Gertrude Stein . (He too thought it was about Jack the Ripper.)
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
Susan Tweedsmuir later wrote of the...
Reception Josephine Tey
Alfred Hitchcock used JT 's detective novel A Shilling for Candles as a basis for the motion picture Young and Innocent, his own favourite among his British films. It was released the following year...
Reception Agatha Christie
In the early twenty-first century Penguin Putnam had around sixty AC titles in print. The BBC issued VHS and in some case DVD sets of series of her works featuring Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple...
Textual Production Patricia Highsmith
The germ of this book was an idea: Two people agree to murder each other's enemy, thus permitting a perfect alibi to be established.
Highsmith, Patricia. Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. St Martin’s Press.
Finished in 1948, it became a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock
Textual Production Susan Tweedsmuir
The title is that of a tune by Charles Gounod , composed in 1872 (and more recently associated with the name of Alfred Hitchcock ). ST submitted the manuscript by 19 November 1934.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Editors Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne Trautmann, Hogarth Press.
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Textual Production Hélène Barcynska
The novel entitled The Pleasure Garden, by Oliver Sandys, brought HB a welcome infusion of earnings now, and again when adapted for a film (released in 1925) which was an early success for...
Textual Production John Buchan
Its working title was The Black Stone. It had been serialised in Blackwood's from July to September 1915 under the pseudonym H. de V.. The novel appeared in volume form in a shilling...
Textual Production Daphne Du Maurier
Alfred Hitchcock made Jamaica Inn into a motion picture in 1939. It was his first costume piece, and his last English film, starring Charles Laughton , Leslie Banks , Marie Ney , and Maureen O'Hara
Textual Production Daphne Du Maurier
DDM sold the film rights for Rebecca to producer David O. Selznick for $50,000. The screenplay was written by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood , who made several changes and additions to the text...
Textual Production Daphne Du Maurier
Among the six stories in this collection were one about a search for immortality, and another, The Birds, which through Alfred Hitchcock 's film of 1963 has become the best-known of all du Maurier's...


1927: English director Alfred Hitchcock was recognized...

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English director Alfred Hitchcock was recognized as a film talent and hired at British International Pictures , which had built studios at Elstree with the aim of becoming the British equivalent to Hollywood.

1938: Anthony Asquith directed the film Pygmalion...

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Anthony Asquith directed the film Pygmalion (from George Bernard Shaw 's original play), which is remembered as his most successful film. Pygmalion went on to win two Oscars, including Shaw's for best screenplay.

4 August 1960: Hitchcock's thriller Psycho opened in London....

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4 August 1960

Hitchcock 's thriller Psycho opened in London. Some claim that this was the first film shown in Britain with defined programmes instead of running on a loop which could be joined or left at any time.

1980: Three-Quarter Face: Reports & Reflections...

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Three-Quarter Face: Reports & Reflections by Penelope Gilliatt collected her various reviews and profiles of celebrities (including Nabokov , Hitchcock , Woody Allen , and Diane Keaton ).


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