Alfred Hitchcock is one of the movie world’s great directors with a body of work that easily speaks for itself. He’s certainly one of my favorites. This fan made video presents many of his techniques and visual themes spanning his entire output. While it doesn’t spell it out you can ready an accompanying essay here. The video is a fascinating glimpse into both movie making and Hitch’s psyche.
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The problem with older classic movies like this is that you likely have already heard about them and the major plot twists long before you actually saw it. Sadly, I was familiar with the 1998 Busta Rhymes song “Gimme Some More” which samples the classic “Psycho” strings score long before I had seen the movie.
Psycho was actually the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw…and I didn’t like it. I expected it to be a horror movie or at least be pretty scary based on its reputation (especially the love it gets around Halloween) and I was let down. It wasn’t until a movie mentor of mine explained about Hitch being the master of suspense, not horror that it started to make sense to me. After watching a few of his other movies and then going back to Psycho made me love it and understand why it belongs on the upper echelon of Hitchcock films.
I’m assuming everyone who wants to read this has already seen the movie so I won’t waste much time on the plot, but rather my opinions and observations. So if you haven’t seen it, turn back now or forever hold your peace.
For the second of The 12 Days of Geeks-Mas we are proud to bring you gift recommendations that connects oh so many of us, in fact one could say it’s what makes us human. You guessed it, it’s the attraction to bright and shiny moving objects, otherwise known as MOVIES (bum bum bummmmmmmm…)