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Jessie Royce Landis, WHAT A CHARACTER!

This is a special guest post by Maegan on “A Character Worth Celebrating.”  You can follow Maegan on twitter @MaesMusings ♦ I knew I wanted to write about Jessie Royce […]

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Hitchcock’s masterpiece, REAR WINDOW

The camera pans across a courtyard bypassing windows, showing glimpses of life.  The view is – counter-clockwise and in full circle – from a rear window.  Our perspective changes as […]

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Lodger – Radio Drama

Alfred Hitchcock directs Herbert Marshall in a radio SUSPENSE adaptation of THE LODGER, which aired on July 21, 1940.   Posted to celebrate Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM), Sundays With Hitchcock, […]

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Cary Grant: The Road to Suspicion

There’s so much that could be said about the extraordinary career of Cary Grant, arguably the greatest of all movie stars and one of the most important actors in cinema […]

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1st known Hitchcock film preserved

Back in May of last year I had the privilege to participate in the For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III.  My contribution was a post titled, “The […]

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Watching THE BIRDS

Last night I was one of the very happy many who saw Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, The Birds on a big screen thanks to Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Fathom Events […]

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7 x 7 Award – My favorite posts

I was tagged by three great bloggers, Kari at What Happened to Hollywood, Kristina at Speakeasy and Stephen at Classic Movie Man (thank you!) for what seems to be a “tag-you’re-it” blog award. […]

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Ingrid – a career in pictures

Today would have been the 98th birthday of one of Hollywood’s most beloved and enduring figures, Ingrid Bergman.  A fantastic actress and stunning beauty, Bergman’s appeal has not waned through […]

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The Hitchcock Signature

For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon III _____________________________________________ Everyone knows that all Alfred Hitchcock films have a lot in common, all that is Alfred Hitchcock. The mark […]

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Set a thief… To Catch a Thief

I sit on a lazy Saturday afternoon watching the beauty of Hitchcock.  Not the man (necessarily), but his work.  He is so deliberate, the master manipulator – I am putty […]

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The Dark Side of Genius

Some time ago I read Donald Spoto’s 1999 book, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock.  Here are my thoughts on the book and its infinitely fascinating […]

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The Lady Vanishes…

… (1938) is the last film Alfred Hitchcock would make in England before his move to Los Angeles to start work in the Hollywood Studio system.  Defying some genre conventions, […]