Monday, August 13, 2012

Born Today in 1899: Alfred Hitchcock

A man who needs no introduction.  He may be the greatest, if not at least one of the greatest directors who ever lived.  Alfred Hitchcock's influence can be seen all over the the history of film, his unmistakable style burned unforgettable images onto our cinematic retinas.  He's had the fortune of working with some of the greatest icons of the 20th century, from Cary Grant to Salvador Dali.  Not only that but his film Vertigo (1958) has just been named greatest film of all time by the critics poll in Sight and Sound magazine.  If you're unfamiliar with his work I urge you to dive into his films right away, you can't go wrong.

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