Alfred Hitchcock

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Psychodrama review – Hitchcock thriller prompts tale of acting and abuse
Emily Bruni stars as a mid-career actor who thinks she’s landed a dream role in a stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

Mark Fisher

08, Aug, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Psycho review – well worth getting scared in the shower all over again
The rereleased, uncut version highlights the calculation and skill that went into making a genre-defining horror classic

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Blackmail review – play that brought Hitchcock a hit is retooled for today
Handsomely staged, Mark Ravenhill’s version of Charles Bennett’s 1920s thriller includes pertinent concerns about policing and the abuse of power

Chris Wiegand

10, Mar, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Mark Ravenhill on Blackmail: the sensational thriller that shook Hitchcock and me
Charles Bennett’s melodramatic suspense drama became a hit 1929 film for Hitch. Now it’s back on stage – minus the first act and with a surprising ending

Mark Ravenhill

22, Feb, 2022 @9:07 AM

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‘I felt a sickening pain’: how the ‘first true Hitchcock movie’ almost killed its star
Alfred Hitchcock described his third film, The Lodger, as the true beginning of his directorial career but it would prove a near fatal screen debut for its leading light June Tripp

Henry K Miller

12, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sinfonia of London/Wilson/ Chiejina review – a remarkable debut for Vertigo orchestra
The first live concert for the Sinfonia, which once recorded the Hitchcock soundtrack, was exceptional, featuring the exquisite voice of Francesca Chiejina

Tim Ashley

05, Sep, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Vertigo the game: could it delete the horrific history of movie tie-ins?
A new French project ‘inspired’ by the Hitchcock classic could point the way to video games that riff off a film-maker’s wider aesthetic

Stuart Heritage

09, Jun, 2021 @10:27 AM

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Norman Lloyd obituary
Veteran stage and screen actor, director and producer who worked with Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock

Ronald Bergan

12, May, 2021 @2:17 PM

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The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock by Edward White review – looking for Mr Fright
This innovative biography of the director – a wily tormentor of audiences and colleagues – is most successful when tracking his contemporary influence

Peter Conrad

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stage Fright: Hitchcock thriller makes theatre a crime scene
A long-lost London playhouse and Rada’s headquarters feature in this 1950 caper starring a showstopping Marlene Dietrich

Chris Wiegand

16, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kim Novak on Hitchcock, Sinatra and why she turned her back on Hollywood to paint
Kim Novak starred in Vertigo - voted the best film ever made - but knew she was too fragile for fame. She talks about her tough childhood, the sensitive side of Sinatra and starting again in her forties

Simon Hattenstone

15, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rebecca to Rachel: 10 of the best Daphne du Maurier films
Ben Wheatley’s new version of the gothic thriller Rebecca joins an impressive list of big-screen Du Maurier adaptations

Anne Billson

19, Oct, 2020 @9:41 AM

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