Happy Birthday Alfred Hitchcock!

Posted: August 13, 2012 by htschuyler in Commentary

For those of you who don’t know, today is Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s 113th Birthday! Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born August 13th in Leytonstone, London, England in 1899. His first official film was The Pleasure Garden, made in 1925, and his last film before his death was Family Plot, made in 1976. He was knighted 1980, the same year of his demise. He is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time, and my own personal favourite. His films are an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers everywhere, and who knows where the film industry would have been without him. He has made many films that are often considered some of the greatest movies ever made and I just thought I’d take the time to express my respect and admiration for the man, and wish him a Happy Birthday, because though he may be gone, he’s far from forgotten.

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

My Top 5 Hitchcock Films:

5.) Strangers on a Train.

4.) North by Northwest.

3.) Vertigo.

2.) Rear Window.

1.)  Psycho. 

Feel free to share your favourites from the Master of Suspense in the comments below.

-HT Schuyler.

  1. vinnieh says:

    Great post, The Birds and Rebecca are two of my favourites, biut anything but I can watch anything by Hitch.

  2. ckckred says:

    My favorite of his is Vertigo, though Hitchcock has many great films. Nice post.

  3. pmprojx says:

    Psycho. Rear Window. The Birds. I’ve always been bothered by the pacing of the romance in Vertigo.

  4. Anastasia says:

    The Birds is actually a classic with my family

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