Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.
Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.
Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.
Man outside phone booth Psycho
Man outside Office Rear Window
Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited) Murder!
Man on Street (uncredited) The Making of 'Psycho'
Himself (archive footage) Blackmail
Man on Subway (uncredited) To Catch a Thief
Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited) Marnie
Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited) Under Capricorn
Man at Governor's Reception North by Northwest
Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited) Shadow of a Doubt
Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited) Dial M for Murder
Man at Tony's Table in Dinner Photograph (uncredited) The 39 Steps
Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited) Strangers on a Train
Man Boarding Train (uncredited) The Man Who Knew Too Much
Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited) Notorious
Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited) I Confess
Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited) Foreign Correspondent
Man with Newspaper on Street The Psycho Legacy
Himself (archive footage) The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited) Easy Virtue
Man with Stick Near Tennis Court Family Plot
Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics The Trouble with Harry
Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock
Himself (archive footage) The Wrong Man
Prologue Narrator (uncredited) The Ring
Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited) The Lady Vanishes
Man in London Railway Station (uncredited) Billy Wilder Speaks
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Man in the Raincoat Passing the Bus (uncredited) Terror in the Aisles
Himself (archive footage)
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