Monthly Archives: January 2012

Essential Reading for Hitchcock Fans

Steven DeRosa, author of Writing with Hitchcock, offers an in-depth look into the partnership between Alfred Hitchcock and his most frequent screenwriting collaborator, John Michael Hayes, recommends what he considers the essential references on Hitchcock. A month-long tribute to Hitchcock’s … Continue reading

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James Stewart on Working with Hitchcock, 1984

In this video clip from 1984 –  by way of VintageEuro TV from the Fench cult program “Cinema Cinemas” – actor James Stewart talks about first meeting and later working with Alfred Hitchcock. The interview is in English and begins … Continue reading

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Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress Barbara Bel Geddes was born in New York City in October 1922. Her father was well-known stage designer Norman Bel Geddes. She first appeared on stage at age 10 in her father’s production of Dead End and later became … Continue reading

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A Tour of San Francisco Locations Featured in VERTIGO

In 2009, il gattapardo, a  fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, toured many of the San Francisco sites featured in the film (the inclusion of Bernard Herrmann’s score makes this clip especially evocative): Vertigo fans who visit San Francisco might be … Continue reading

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Director William Friedkin: Just watch the films of Alfred Hitchcock, that’s all you need to know about how to make films…

William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of The French Connection, also Oscar-nominated for The Exorcist, considers the magnitude of Alfred Hitchcock and Vertigo in this clip from the American Film Institute: A month-long tribute to Vertigo is in progress now at The … Continue reading

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The Lady Eve’s Mini-Tour of San Francisco Film Locations

One unseasonably warm October day in 2009, a friend and I toured San Francisco film locations, primarily those on Nob Hill and in North Beach, with a quick trip to a location in Pacific Heights. My friend shot the video, … Continue reading

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Kim Novak Looks Back

In 1996, Vertigo was restored, its sound was digitally remastered and it was re-released into theaters. While visiting Chicago, her home town, to attend a screening of the film, Kim Novak spoke briefly with Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading

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