Friday, August 14, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock


Friday, August 14, 2009

Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock's 110th birthday.

I remember
going to St. Louis when I was in college to see an early opening of Psycho. I've seen and forgotten a lot of movies over a lifetime, but I can remember the plots for several Hitchcock movies and TV shows.

We often call people "master storytellers," but Hitchcock was one of the few people who deserved the title. Happy birthday, Alfred Hitchcock.

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

By the time I saw Psycho I knew about the scene in the shower. But nobody told me about the scene where he whirls his mother around in a chair. Wow.

Joe Barone said...

I think Hitchcock's genius is that he gave thought to what our real fears are. Both those scenes strike something primordial.

Corey Wilde said...

Wasn't the scene in the shower that made my heart pound, it was when the detective (Martin Balsam) goes UP THOSE STAIRS...

Joe Barone said...

Hitchcock was a genius at coming up with those things (maybe sometimes even common things) which could be made to contain terror.