Alfred Hitchcock


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Anatomy of a Suspense Scene: Alfred Hitchcock’s 4-Part Formula


Or: how to make a scene go off without a Hitch.

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Want a Lesson in Hitchcockian Suspense? Look to Mr. Bean.


*Insert Alfred Hitchcock and Mr. Bean handshake meme here*

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On ‘Rope’: How Hitchcock Kept His Long Take Movie Suspenseful


Here’s how Hitch keeps us at the end of our rope … with suspense!

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How Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Differs from Alfred Hitchcock’s Award-Winning Version


As Wheatley’s new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s hit novel hits Netflix, we look at how it compares to the most famous version in cinema history.

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The Ending of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Explained


Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic has one of the most famous plot twists in film history. Here’s what happens and what it says about spectatorship.

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Exploring the Legacy of the ‘Psycho’ Franchise


The influence of ‘Psycho’ is ever-present, but its sequels still have something to offer in the franchise’s canon.

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Anthony Perkins Will Always Frighten Us in ‘Psycho’


60 years ago, ‘Psycho’ set the gold standard for handsome homicidal maniacs. In this column, Jacob Trussell explores Anthony Perkins’ performance as Norman Bates.

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A Video Essay Guide to Jimmy Stewart


Jimmy Stewart is one of the most beloved actors in movie history. From the films of Alfred Hitchcock to Frank Capra, here is a video essay guide to Jimmy.

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Watch Jordan Peele’s ‘Us,’ Then Watch These Movies


We recommend 12 movies and a TV episode to watch after you see the latest from Jordan Peele.